Sudoers list?

Daniel Carrera daniel.carrera at
Tue Apr 4 20:34:29 UTC 2006

Chris Bannister wrote:
> Surely you could just test for the effective user id of the current 
> user?   Should be root/0 if they're running your script with sudo.
> Or is the aim of your script to do something with sudoers?

The script is a simplified installer. The default OOo 
download is a tar.gz file with about 12 RPM files. This is a GUI program 
that extracts everything and asks the user where to put it. If the user 
chooses a location that is writable only by root (e.g. /usr/local) I 
should run gksudo to ask for a password. So far so good. But what if the 
user is not in the sudoers list? I need to know whether it makes sense 
to run gksudo for this user or not.

    /\/_/   A life? Sounds great!
    \/_/    Do you know where I could download one?

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