Force the script to be started as root

if [ $EUID -ne 0 ]; then if [ -t 0 ]; then exec sudo $0; else exec gksu $0; fi; fi;
Place this code at the beginning of your script to ensure that it can only be executed by the root.

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By: stanix
2011-08-23 11:43:37

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What Others Think

What is the [-t 0] for? It does not seem to be doing anything. Also I would add some "||exit" after the sudo command as it will otherwise just run the command if you press enter 3 times.
houghi · 369 weeks ago
houghi: It checks to see if STDIN is a terminal. If it is, sudo will work. Otherwise, it's probably a GUI application and will need gksu.
kaedenn · 368 weeks and 6 days ago

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