Elevating User Rights of Livecode on Linux

Dalton Calford dalton.calford at gmail.com
Wed Jul 3 12:50:09 EDT 2019

Thanks Mark,

I was playing with shell() to see if it would work.   I am having some
path/string issues and can't find a simple example script to show me what I
am doing wrong.

If I am just using the message box, I can type "put shell(vdir)" and it
works perfectly for the default path.   If instead I ask "put shell(vdir
/etc)" or "put shell('vdir /etc') etc into the message box, all I get is an
error.    Is the / a special character that needs to be escaped or
something else?

best regards


On Wed, 3 Jul 2019 at 12:41, Mark Wieder via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> On 7/3/19 8:28 AM, Dalton Calford via use-livecode wrote:
> > I am looking to read/write odbc settings from within livecode, but due to
> > user rights, I want to allow for sudoer style rights elevation.
> >
> > Is there a way to present the user with a dialog asking for password from
> > within livecode?
> sudo -S is your friend. Try something like this:
> on mouseUp pMouseButton
>     local tCommands
>     local tPassword
>     put "apt update" into tCommands
>     ask password "type your sudo password"
>     put it into tPassword
>     get shell("echo" && tPassword && "| sudo -S" && tCommands)
>     put it into field 1
> end mouseUp
> --
>   Mark Wieder
>   ahsoftware at gmail.com
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