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Is it possible to upgrade the privileges of a running process?

12 hours 28 min ago

Say I have a process such as vi /etc/passwd which is not writable initially because I started with out root access. Is it possible to give more privileges to the running process (rather than restart it with sudo)?

Ideally, I want to upgrade the privileges for a limited time. But I would be happy if I can restrict the privileges during the startup and then allow the full privileges.

submitted by /u/blufox
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