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How can I access the *nix user/password hash with Gambas?
I'm trying to write a program that does some system tasks, and for some of them, root privalege is needed, so I provide a little prompt for the user to type in the root password to grant them privalege to run the task.
Basically, you should never give root passwd to a user. Instead, use the sudo facility to enable the user to run specific cmds as root.
To actually do this from within a prog lang, normally you'd shell out using eg the system() fn passing a string like this:
Normally using sudo the user has to supply his own passwd, but I think you can enable it without if you want.
Not sure if Gambas has a system() call fn... never used it.
thanks for your reply chrism01 muchly appreciated.
Gambas (Gambas Almost Means BASic) is an interpretation of VB for linux. It is not VB ported to linux verbatim, but it keeps quite a few things the same. Some of the syntax has been changed around, and some things that were stupidly difficult to do in VB are made a fair bit easier in Gambas. Gambas will compile a linux executable binary, and it will also compile RPM and DEB packages.