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Re^4: Automating sudo actions

by andal (Hermit)
on Jan 25, 2011 at 16:03 UTC ( #884160=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: Automating sudo actions
in thread Automating sudo actions

Thanks for all the great suggestions. Unfortunately, changing the environment is quite impossible. I'm stuck having to 'sudo bash'. If I can't automate through that (icky) interface, I'm stuck largely copy/pasting chunks of commands.

Why are you stuck to 'sudo bash'? Why can't you do `sudo perl_script`?

Well, even if you can't control sudo configuration and only "bash" is available for execution, then try something like

my $pid = open(OUT, "|-"); die "Can't fork\n" unless defined $pid; if(!$pid) { exec "sudo bash"; die "oops no exec\n"; } select OUT; $| = 1; print "echo hi there\nexit\n"; close(OUT);
Read perldoc perlipc. Section Bidirectional Communication with Another Process. Maybe this will help you to do simple automation.

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