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Getting root permissions

Postby rnielsen » Tue Oct 08, 2002 11:15 pm

Hi, I am currently writing a little program that can partition and initialize a new hard drive from the console. The program is almost done but I need to log in as root to get permission to partition a HD.

I would like the program to be able to partition and format without logging in as root - I tried the function setuid() but that failed...... Any good ideas ?

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Postby noc » Wed Oct 09, 2002 4:07 pm

let's assume the executable filename of your application is "myapp":
chown root myapp
chmod u+s myapp
now you should be able to run "myapp" as a non-root user.
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