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i have developed a small application that needs to be run as root.
now, if i set the 'execute' permissions to this file to root, if i run it as normal user i get an error, of course, since i do not have the permissions to do so.
what i'd like to do is that a box appears to enter the root password, so that then it's the root which is running the program. this is done in many apps such as package installers, updaters, desktop preferences setups, etc.
anyone knows how can i do this also for my tiny app?
EDIT: i've seen that the files such as some package managers point to /usr/bin/consolehelper as link, but this starts console. or maybe SUDO? anyone?
you can use sudo. If you specify PASSWD in /etc/sudoers then the user will be prompted for the root password.
an entry in the /etc/sudoers such as:
should do it simply