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After more thought, I think decorators offer a cleaner, more
complete solution without further complicating the unittest
module.

def rootonly(f):
    "Decorator to skip tests that require root access"
    if os.geteuid() == 0:
        return f
    return lambda self: 0


@rootonly
def testReadingAsRoot(self):
   . . .


Note the rootonly() decorator need only be defined once
instead of writing a full self.skipIf(condition) inside
every test.  Also, it appears prior to the definition rather
than inside.  The approach is more flexible than the
original proposal though it does lack a reporting mechanism.
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