[vdr] set system time without root priviledges
linuxtv at nzbaxters.com
Sun Jul 24 09:19:21 CEST 2005
> Simon Baxter wrote:
>> Can't I just add an entry in sudoers for the date command? Can I
>> incorporate a 'sudo date set' into vdr??
> The settime patch does it this way. It may need several attempts, because
> all the user- and process-switching adds some delay to the clock, but it
> works. The su implementation is imho a lot cleaner way though.
> A patched version for recent builds is here:
If I'm understanding the su correctly, and vdr must be run as root but the
date set will be done by another user, I can't see the point! If you're
running vdr as root you're already running an 'untrusted' application with
full machine rights. Why then switch to another user just for the date set?
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