I need to su as root and run a command as a single line. This is for use in a python script. What I am looking for is:
$ su root [some-magic] sh /home/jay/script-that-needs-executing-as-root.sh <script output>
This is on a public-ish ubuntu server. The account that this will be run on has no password, but has been set up so basically everything is unaccessable, apart from a python script which is read only, and in ~/.profile, at the end is
cd ~/py/main python3 start.py logout
So they have no real access to the server. Inside the python script I have got su working, so if it is needed the user can type
shellasroot into the python script, enter root password and run commands, but I am looking for a way to do this programatically.
TL; DR - On an account without sudo privelages, I need to run a shell script, as root, in one line.