[NCLUG] Need to write to non-owned file

Bob Proulx bob at proulx.com
Mon May 14 13:36:15 MDT 2007

bsimpson at att.net wrote:
> > Instead, you're probably better off spawning a copy of su/sudo/login 
> > (possibly within a spawned xterm etc. if it's a GUI app) and having that 
> > prompt the user for the password, and running a command to write/edit 
> > the file. 
> That might be the way to go...

Check out the 'sudoedit' command.  It might be enough for everything
that you need it to do.


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