During the course of review I noticed How can I avoid having to enter a password for an scp command by hard-coding the password into my script? sudodus asked some good questions in the comments and was providing what looked to me like valuable information. I encouraged an answer, meanwhile this question was closed as a duplicate of Run Bash Script as Root which to me doesn't appear to be a very good fit. I've voted to reopen in the hope that a quality answer can be provided. Does this seem to be a course of action the community can support?

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    Voted to Reopen... ;-)
    – Fabby
    Commented Dec 22, 2018 at 22:02
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    FWIW, I voted to close as unclear (but I should have retracted my vote after OP explained) - no way a dupe of that!
    – Zanna Mod
    Commented Dec 23, 2018 at 8:07
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    The question is no longer marked as duplicate. I have written an answer :-)
    – sudodus
    Commented Dec 23, 2018 at 10:24

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No it's not the same. Clearly this is something the community was willing to take action on as the question was re-opened and a quality answer was provided by sudodus..

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