I want to run an executable file as root by clicking an icon. I have the following desktop file (
test.desktop) in place:
[Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=Test Program Comment=Open test program Exec=sudo taskset -c 7 /home/username/Desktop/folder1/test_program %f Icon=/home/username/Desktop/folder1/image.png Terminal=true Type=Application Categories=Utility;Application;
This works, but each time I click the icon it requires me to enter my password, which is growing tiresome. I want this one icon to execute this one program program as root without a password prompt. I do not want to disable the password prompt for all
test_program above is an executable which requires root status to run correctly.
Further, if I change the
Exec= line above to
Exec=gksudo -k -u root taskset -c 7 /home/username/Desktop/folder1/test_program %f
the program doesn't actually run, but rather opens terminal then closes terminal immediately.
How can I make this run as root without putting my password in each time?
Requested Edit #1: My edited sudoers file is given below.
# # This file MUST be edited with the 'visudo' command as root. # # Please consider adding local content in /etc/sudoers.d/ instead of # directly modifying this file. # # See the man page for details on how to write a sudoers file. # Defaults env_reset Defaults mail_badpass Defaults secure_path="/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin" # Host alias specification # User alias specification # Cmnd alias specification # User privilege specification root ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL # Members of the admin group may gain root privileges %admin ALL=(ALL) ALL # Allow members of group sudo to execute any command %sudo ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL ALL ALL=NOPASSWD: /home/username/Desktop/folder1/test_program # See sudoers(5) for more information on "#include" directives: #includedir /etc/sudoers.d