Run entire shell script as root

#!/usr/bin/sudo /bin/bash
Placing sudo in the shebang line of a shell script runs the entire thing as root. Useful for scripts designed to, e.g. automate system upgrades or package manager wrappers — makes prepending everything with sudo no longer necessary

2021-04-27 05:04:30

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