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Old 09-22-2016, 12:48 AM   #1
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Return from root to user using python os.system('kill') not working

I need to run a command from my python script as a root user (just sudo wont work), so I use os.system('sudo su') and am able to get root access. But again I need to return back to user . I tried os.system('exit'), but it still doesnt come out of root login to user login. I have to manually enter exit in the terminal to get back to user login. Can someone help me on how to do this in python ?

import os
import time
os.system('clear')#clear the terminal
os.system('sudo eject /dev/sr0')
os.system('sudo modprobe option')
os.system('sudo su')
os.system('echo 2001 7d0e > /sys/bus/usb-serial/drivers/option1/new_id')
Old 09-22-2016, 02:26 AM   #2
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I think you need the PARENT pid, which is the sudo-su'ed shell.
os.kill(-9, os.getppid())

...MAYBE... (other replys welcome!)


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