Running Pycharm as root from launcher

Issue

How is it possible to run Pycharm from the launcher with root privileges?

I can do that from the terminal window, with sudo ./pycharm.sh, but I’d like to do the same directly from the launcher.

Solution

I have encountered another way to solve this issue so I thought to share it (this answer is more like an alternative for the other answers).

It is worth to mention that this solution "attacks" the problem by running only a certain Python script (within the PyCharm IDE) in root mode , and not the entire PyCharm application.

1) Disable requiring password for running Python:

This will be achieved by editing the /etc/sudoers.d/python file. What we need to do is add an entry in that file as follows:

user host = (root) NOPASSWD: full_path_to_python , for example:

guya ubuntu = (root) NOPASSWD /usr/bin/python

NOTES:

user can be detected by the command: whoami

host can be detected by the command: hostname

2) Create a "sudo script": The purpose of this script is to give python privilege to run as root user.

Create a script called python-sudo.sh , and add the following into it:

!#/bin/bash

sudo /usr/bin/python "[email protected]"

Note, again, that the path is the path to your Python as the previous phase.

Don’t forget to give execution permissions to this script using the command: chmod, i.e.-

chmod +x python-sudo.sh

3) Use the python-sudo.sh script as your PyCharm interpreter:

Within PyCharm go to: File --> Settings --> Project interpreter

At the right top hand side click the "setting" icon, and click "Add local".

In the browser option choose the python-sudo.sh script we have created previously. This will give PyCharm the privilege to run a python script as root.

4) Debug the test: All there is left to do is actually debug the specific Python script in the PyCharm IDE. This can be done easily via Right-click on the script to debug –> hit "Debug sample_script_to_debug.py"

Hope it was helpful and let me know if there are any mistakes in this approach.

Answered By – Guy Avraham

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