Re: suid root?
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On Sunday 01 December 2002 15:17, Robert Tilley wrote:
> This is a non-KDE specific question being forwarded to the list because of
> difficulties with KRename.
> I was renaming mp3 files on jukebox (a USB hard drive) and needed to be
> root to do this. How can I open an application (such as KRename) with root
> priveleges from an ordinary user account?
I'm not sure that you should actually need root permission to do the
modifications - you might like to check out fstab(5), mount(8) to set up your
system to allow a user to modify the mounted drive. Also check out usb-perms
and hotplug if necessary to make sure that permissions are set correctly.
But, to answer the question you posed, you should check out the sudo package -
from it's control file:
Description: Provides limited super user privileges to specific users.
Sudo is a program designed to allow a sysadmin to give limited root
privileges to users and log root activity. The basic philosophy is to give
as few privileges as possible but still allow people to get their work done.
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- suid root?
- From: Robert Tilley <email@example.com>