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How do I create a keyboard shortcut to a script that needs sudo privileges? I tried to create shortcuts via Ubuntu Keyboard Settings GUI to scripts

"sh script.sh", "sudo sh script.sh"

, but they don't work.

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Possible duplicate: askubuntu.com/questions/116052/… –  pl1nk Jun 2 '12 at 19:08
also when calling scripts you need to use bash scriptname, than sh scriptname –  pt123 Jun 2 '12 at 22:00
This is incorrect. You only need to run a script with bash if it uses the extended functionality bash provides. When a script has a .sh extension, that indicates (by convention) that it can be run by the system's default sh, even if that is not bash. (Most scripts with no extension can be run by sh too--if a script needs bash, then its documentation should indicate this, or it should have a hashbang line at the top for it, which if you're manually invoking sh or bash you can check first.) –  Eliah Kagan Jun 3 '12 at 17:02

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sudo requires a terminal to get the password from. Use gksudo instead; it asks for the password via a gui dialog box.

gksudo -- script
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In Ubuntu if You dont want enter your password any time use shortcut you can run this commands:

sudo visudo

This cause nano open in terminal.

in nano add username ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL bottom of file replace username with your ubuntu username and save by ctrl + o.

after reboot your sudo command wouldn't get password.

If you want top security don't apply the change to your ubuntu.

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Put the sudo commands in the script on the lines you need privileges to run. Then run normally.

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Have you ever tried this? It will work when running from a terminal, but what about running from a shortcut, or from Alt-F2? I don't think it will work. –  Marty Fried Jun 2 '12 at 19:29
@MartyFried Indeed, this will not work, since sudo needs to read password input from the command-line. This would only work in the specific situation where the commands being run with sudo are permitted (in the sudoers file) to be run without requiring password authentication. –  Eliah Kagan Sep 13 '12 at 19:39

This Only work for kde desktop.

If You dont want enter your password any time use shortcut you can Use this:

echo <password> | sudo -S <script>
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