using sudo in shell?
sarah.reichelt at gmail.com
Mon Jun 26 04:57:36 CDT 2006
On 6/26/06, Ben Rubinstein <benr_mc at cogapp.com> wrote:
> The 'shell' command is a very useful extension to Rev's native powers.
> However, there are some things, at least on OS X, which I want to do that
> require the shell command to be issued in super-user mode.
> Is there any way to make this happen? If you are working in the terminal,
> you can issue the command as "sudo <x>" and you will be asked for the
> password. Prefix your parameter to "shell" with "sudo", and the result will
> be the single line prompt "Password:".
> I don't even know if this is a Rev question, or a bash question, or an OS X
> question. But does anybody know of a way that one can in effect pass a
> password to shell in this situation, or in any other way get round this problem?
Here is how I do it (this example sets the system clock):
put "#!/bin/sh" & cr into tScript
put "pw=" & quote & tPass & quote & cr after tScript
put "echo $pw | sudo -S date " & tDate & tTime & cr after tScript
-- build the command lines, the command you need to run goes after the -S
put shell(tScript) into tCheck -- do the command & get the result
You have to quote your admin password, but you can ask for that when
running the script, or store it in a custom property.
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