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Copyright 2017 Hermann Krumrey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This file is part of server-admintools.
server-admintools is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.
server-admintools is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
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You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
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from subprocess import Popen
This module contains functions that help with permissions
Checks if the current user has root privileges
:return: True if the user has the privileges, False otherwise
return os.geteuid() == 0
Quits the program in case the user does not have root privileges
if not is_sudo():
print("You need root permissions for this action.")
def change_ownership(path, user):
Changes the ownership of a file or directory
:param path: The path of the file or directory
whose owner should be changed
:param user: The new owner of the file or directory
Popen(["chown", user, path, "-R"]).wait()