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How do I get my bash script to fail if it's being run as root?

Asked by bomyne (636points) May 23rd, 2010

I’m writing a bash script and I want to make sure it fails to run if the root user is the one running it. How do I do this?

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#!/bin/bash
if [ "$(id -u)" == "0" ]; then
echo "This script must not be run as root" 1>&2
exit 1
fi

bomyne's avatar

Works perfectly, thank you.

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