in reply to Re: How do I execute as root?
in thread How do I execute as root?

On Unix systems (OK, I just can tell about FreeBSD and Linux) a script can't be setuid root.

(Was there something concerning kernel security level...?)

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RE: RE: Re: How do I execute as root?
by Fastolfe (Vicar) on Nov 14, 2000 at 03:18 UTC
    Works for me:
    (fastolfe) eddie:~$ ls -l test -rwsrwxr-x 1 root fastolfe 53 Nov 13 16:17 test (fastolfe) eddie:~$ ./test uid=500 euid=0 (fastolfe) eddie:~$ cat test #!/usr/bin/perl printf("uid=%d euid=%d\n", $<, $>); (fastolfe) eddie:~$ uname -a Linux eddie.intranet 2.2.16 #1 Thu Jun 8 17:46:12 CDT 2000 i586 unknow +n
    You may have to swap uid/euid as needed, though:
    ($<, $>) = ($>, $<);