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shell script where first statement is sudo su and rest of the script is executed as root..

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When I tried to run this kind of script unless I exit rest of the script is not getting executed.

posted Aug 20, 2013 by Ovinod Nair

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Try the following way

#!/bin/sh
[ `whoami` = root ] || exec su -c $0 root
//your rest of the script 

exec, which means "replace this program by", which effectively ends its execution and starts the new program, launched by su, with root, to run from the top

answer Aug 20, 2013 by Deepankar Dubey
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