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7.6.1 ‘as_root()

as_root()’ calls the rest of the arguments as a different user. Unless a $user environment variable is set, it will call the following arguments as the root user. It supports the following programs for privilege escalation with the following order:

  1. ssu
  2. sudo
  3. doas
  4. su

The program called for this operation can be overridden using the $CPT_SU variable.