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How do I start a new developed application in root?

Posted on 2011-03-10
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Dear,

I am using debian OS and I have an application saved in a specicific folder lets say ./myfolder/myapp.cpp

I make exe_myapp in the same folder.

I need this application (exe_myapp) to be started in the root. HOW?




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expert_tanmay earned 150 total points
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Start a terminal command prompt.
type the commands on the terminal as follows
> su
password : <put the root password>
#cd your_folder
#./exe_myapp

thats it
Cheers..
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by:LeeeRussell
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It can be safer in linux to not stay logged in as the superuser an only execute a single command as su.  This can be done using sudo.  In your example you would type in:

sudo ./exe_myapp

and then the system will ask for your password.

Sudo for debian is explained here:

http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/sudo.htm
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by:Ferrosti
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Having the program in '/' is no good.
You should be able to place your program nearly anywhere. In your code change your working directory to '/' when needed.

C-Code:
int chdir (const char *filename)
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THX
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