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Re: setuid question



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Steven J Lamb wrote:
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> My question that make this an setuid question is this. When I make it an
> setuid I thought it ran the script as if I am its owner. So like I will
> become root run my script and leave. If this is true and root owns the log
> file why do I get a permission error
Steven,

What you want is sudo and not setuid.

If you read the man page setuid allows a user to drop to a lower
privileged user (root --> www-data), do some work as the lower user,
sudo does essentially the opposite, allows a lower user to become root
for a short time.

Hope this helps,
James
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