I cannot figure out what's wrong with this. When I run it in terminal and enter password, nothing happens, but if I run every command separately in terminal, it works. Thank you!
cp `pwd`/D3GO /opt/D3GO/;
cp `pwd`/D3GO.png /opt/D3GO/;
cp `pwd`/D3GO.desktop /usr/share/applications/;
chmod +x /opt/D3GO/D3GO
sudo su starts an interactive root shell, but it will not convert the current shell into a root one.
The idiom to do what you want is something along the lines of this (thanks to @CharlesDuffy for the extra carefulness):
#check for root UID=$(id -u) if [ x$UID != x0 ] then #Beware of how you compose the command printf -v cmd_str '%q ' "$0" "$@" exec sudo su -c "$cmd_str" fi #I am root mkdir /opt/D3GO/ #and the rest of your commands
The idea is to check whether the current user is root, and if not, re-run the same command with