Thread: How to change $EUID value to non-zero in the bash shell

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    How to change $EUID value to non-zero in the bash shell

    I have a script( like the below and i need to run it as root because As a prerequisites, we need to install a couple of packages when it enters into this script, value $EUID should be non-zero, Coul you help me to change this $EUID value
    #!/usr/bin/env bash


    if [[ $EUID -eq 0 ]]; then
    echo "This script must be run as nonroot user. Otherwise, couple of test cases will fail."
    exit 1



    Thank you

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    So why can't you do

    Or within the script itself, for the actual command(s) that need root.
    sudo install
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