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How to check from command line if your user has admin rights

Linux

Using sudo command

You can run a command like this:
timeout 2 sudo id && echo Access granted || echo Access denied

Mac OS X

Using sudo command

You can use the same timeout command on Mac, but you need to install coreutils.

To install coreutils using brew:
brew install coreutils

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I studied Computer Science at University of Salamanca. Since then, I have been working first as developer and then as SAP consutant. This blog is about problems I dealt when using computers, and more important, the solutions I found. Whenever I am on an issue and suddenlly I have a flash that leads me to a solution, I document my discoveries in a post.

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