[maemo-developers] Root Access for GUI App

From: Eero Tamminen eero.tamminen at nokia.com
Date: Tue Mar 13 12:37:13 EET 2007

ext Michael Matalon wrote:
> Thanks for the info, but my n800 is currently in R&D mode. I would like 
> to get my gtk app to run a command line app that needs root privilleges 
> to run... mainly because it needs to reinstall the wlan driver.
> Any suggestions on how to do this as painless as possible (hopefully in 
> the code of my app)

Run the command line thing with sudo or set it suid root.
(note: scripts cannot be suid, only real binaries can)

UI apps should not run as root (for several reasons).

	- Eero

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