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Python: Find the parent’s process id, real user ID of the current process and change real user ID

Python Operating System Services: Exercise-8 with Solution

Write a Python program to find the parent’s process id, real user ID of the current process and change real user ID.

Sample Solution:

Python Code :

import os
print("Parent’s process id:",os.getppid())
uid = os.getuid()
print("\nUser ID of the current process:", uid)
uid = 1400
os.setuid(uid)
print("\nUser ID changed")
print("User ID of the current process:", os.getuid())

Sample Output:

Parent’s process id: 11069

User ID of the current process: 1000
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/tmp/sessions/caaafe2b92f1fb7d/main.py", line 6, in 
    os.setuid(uid)
PermissionError: [Errno 1] Operation not permitted

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