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Old 03-28-2005, 01:40 PM   #1
Vindane
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initiate program as root


I'm writing a script to connect to my wireless lan when I click on it. I've looked on google but can't seem to find what I'm looking for. I need to be root when these certain commands are given. My question is should I include the su command in my script? Or should I include the su command in my icon during the command call?

Code:
#! /bin/bash
# Script to connect to wireless lan.

modprobe ndiswrapper
iwconfig wlan0 mode Managed
iwconfig wlan0 key restricted 9999999999
iwconfig wlan0 essid ESSID
dhcpcd wlan0

Last edited by Vindane; 03-28-2005 at 01:42 PM.
 
Old 03-28-2005, 02:57 PM   #2
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I'd set the permissions on that file to be only usable as root, it should then prompt you for a password.
 
Old 03-28-2005, 03:23 PM   #3
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Make another script with these lines:
Code:
#! /bin/bash
su -c 'yourscripttogetwireless.sh'
or
Code:
#! /bin/bash
# Script to connect to wireless lan.

su -c 'modprobe ndiswrapper ; iwconfig wlan0 mode Managed ; iwconfig wlan0 key restricted 9999999999 ; iwconfig wlan0 essid ESSID ; dhcpcd wlan0'


Oh, you could also take a look at sudo ('man sudo' and 'man sudoers') to see how to enable certain user to execute certain commands.

Last edited by gbonvehi; 03-28-2005 at 03:26 PM.
 
  


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