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Old 12-11-2004, 12:10 PM   #1
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Run shell script as root automatically


I have a shell script (for hibernation) which I would like to run as root automatically, without any user intervention (e.g. entering a password for su or sudo). Is there a way to do this without making everything called in the script setuid?
 
Old 12-11-2004, 12:21 PM   #2
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hi there,

i don't get it.
you can put in sudoers file the option without password.
after that, you call your script..
Code:
sudo ./whatever
and no user intervention.
this is what you are looking for?
if not, sorry! my misunderstand...

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Old 12-11-2004, 01:50 PM   #3
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That's exactly what I need. Thank you.

Now, can you give me an example? I did RTFM, but had no luck getting what I wanted.

what I want is for user "bob" to be able to run command "/bin/tos4" as root without needing a password. Here's what I came up with:

bob ALL=NOPASSWD: /bin/tos4

Now, obviously that's not working...unless I somehow need to reparse the sudoers file. I could open it up for any command easily enough, but I really don't want to do that.

Last edited by elempoimen; 12-11-2004 at 01:52 PM.
 
Old 12-11-2004, 11:38 PM   #4
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just a little bump
 
Old 12-12-2004, 09:33 AM   #5
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hi there,

good that helped!!
just a tip: if you use the command
Code:
visudo
the file will be automatically parsed.
now, concerning your problem. i think, something like that should work:
Code:
bob ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD:/bin/whatever
i didn't check. should work!

regards

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Old 12-12-2004, 08:20 PM   #6
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BINGO! Thanks, slackie1000! That got it! (Now I just have to remember to type 'sudo' before the command...I keep forgetting that)
 
Old 12-13-2004, 01:58 AM   #7
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hi there,

welcome mate!!
it is possible also to solve this problem.
you can create an alias. let's suppose that your script name is dummy.
something like that will do the trick.
Code:
alias sdummy 'sudo /PATH/dummy'
now, you don't need to remember. the script name is 'sdummy'.

regards

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Old 12-13-2004, 02:24 AM   #8
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Great! Thank you! I didn't get how aliases worked...this is cool!

Hey, I have another post in the hardware forum related to this same script. Would you take a look at it and see if you have any idea what I should do?

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=265254

Thanks!

Last edited by elempoimen; 12-13-2004 at 02:25 AM.
 
Old 06-20-2010, 01:24 AM   #9
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thanks , it works for me
 
  


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