Inherit root permission

mlh at mlh at
Sat Mar 22 03:28:22 EST 2003

On Fri, 21 Mar 2003 09:43:44 -0500
"Robin Scott" <rfscott at> wrote:

> I have a situation where the main script /application will be part of the 
> sudo list so its executing with root permissions. I want to verify two 
> items:
>         1. Does the child process inherit the root permissions? I believe 
> the answer is yes.
>         2. If another script/application gets started from the main 
> application, does this also inherit the root permissions? Or would this 
> script/application              need to be part of the sudo list.

1 & 2 are the same thing, a child process.
And the answer is yes, a child process inherits
the owner, in this case root.


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