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Script to change User to root

Abiodun Adisa
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Joined: Jan 17, 2002
Posts: 495
I want to write a script called say that when i execute it it would change the user logged in to root
Please how do i accomplish this
Tim Holloway
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Joined: Jun 25, 2001
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More likely you just want to change the effective user ID. The "su" and "sudo" commands do that.

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Pat Farrell

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Using sudo is much less of a security hole than setting to root. You really should lookup and use sudo
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