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Old 04-08-2006, 03:22 AM   #1
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Create a shell Script that log in as root

How can I write a shell script that logs in as root? (and logs out as well).

I need to do this, because the nautilus auto mounting system can't handle video-DVDs correctly, and to mount a DVD by hand you must be logged in as root (as far as I know anyway).
Old 04-08-2006, 04:13 AM   #2
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It sounds like your problem might be solvable by adding a "user" option to the correct device line in /etc/fstab (and perhaps adding such a line).

Otherwise, it sounds like what you want is to create a shell script that does what you want, then use sudo to run that script.

hth --Jonas


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