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Re: Executing unix command from script

by philipbailey (Chaplain)
on Jul 08, 2008 at 20:47 UTC ( #696334=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Executing unix command from script

Another way, not mentioned so far, is to set the "setuid" bit on the executable file. This assumes the file is owned by root. Something like:

chmod u+s
As for any method giving ordinary users elevated privileges, there are security issues. You may need to check that Perl has been compiled with the "ENABLE_SUIDPERL" option. There may be other complications--but this is something else for you to consider.

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