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Bash: Sudo keep-alive (good for long-running scripts that need sudo internally but shouldn't be run with sudo)
#!/bin/bash
# Might as well ask for password up-front, right?
sudo -v
# Keep-alive: update existing sudo time stamp if set, otherwise do nothing.
while true; do sudo -n true; sleep 60; kill -0 "$$" || exit; done 2>/dev/null &
# Example: do stuff over the next 30+ mins that requires sudo here or there.
function wait() {
echo -n "["; for i in {1..60}; do sleep $1; echo -n =; done; echo "]"
}
wait 0 # show reference bar
echo "$(sudo whoami) | $(date)"
wait 1
echo "$(sudo whoami) | $(date)"
wait 2
echo "$(sudo whoami) | $(date)"
wait 5
echo "$(sudo whoami) | $(date)"
wait 10
echo "$(sudo whoami) | $(date)"
wait 15
echo "$(sudo whoami) | $(date)"
wait 1
sudo -K
echo "$(whoami) | $(date)"
wait 2
echo "$(whoami) | $(date)"
wait 5
echo "done."
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