downgrade-root

Try to downgrade the permissions of a process with root privileges

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downgrade-root
Try to downgrade the permissions of a process with root privileges

Usually applies to a process started with sudo.
Windows is gracefully ignored as it lacks a way to set UID.

Install

$ npm install downgrade-root

Usage

import downgradeRoot from 'downgrade-root';

try {
	downgradeRoot();
} catch {
	console.error('Couldn\'t downgrade permissions');
}

Tip

Useful for trying to downgrade permission before blocking using your app as root.