Established method to enable suid scripts?

Pan Tsu inyaoo at
Fri May 13 18:12:54 UTC 2011

Chris Telting <christopher-ml at> writes:

> On 05/13/2011 01:32, krad wrote:
>> what i cant understand is the complete aversion to sudo. Could you
>> shed any light on why you are trying to avoid a tried and tested
>> method.
> That I freely admit is for no rational reason. It's just annoying. But

...a shebang can be written with sudo in mind, e.g.

  #! /usr/bin/env -S sudo sh

  $ ./
  uid=0(root) gid=0(wheel) groups=0(wheel),5(operator)
  $ ls -l
  -rwxr-xr-x  1 luser luser 31 May 13 21:36

> let me ask you.. is "sudo ping" acceptable? Please explain the logical
> reason why not. It would be the preferred method if suid didn't exist
> and sudo was part of the base system.

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