Source code for kiwi.privileges

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import os

# project
from .exceptions import (
    KiwiPrivilegesError
)


[docs]class Privileges(object): """ **Implements check for root privileges** """
[docs] @classmethod def check_for_root_permissions(cls): """ Check if we are effectively root on the system. If not an exception is thrown :return: True or raise an Exception :rtype: bool """ if os.geteuid() != 0: raise KiwiPrivilegesError( 'operation requires root permissions' ) return True