shell script how to switch users?
charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Thu Jan 4 14:01:26 UTC 2007
On Thu, Jan 04, 2007 at 06:58:53PM +0530, Rajiv Jaisankar wrote:
> Hi All,
> i am not sure if this is the right mailing list for asking this question. I
> would appreciate any help on this.
> I want to switch users using a shell script, i.e.
> Say i am logged in as user1. I would like to say su - user2 in my script.
> I would be performing some operations as user "user2" as part of the script
> after logging in as this user.
> Finally i will be exiting back to user1 shell.
> How will i login as user2 through shell script?
> How will i execute scripts as user2 after logging in from shell script?
> Even if i am able to login as user2
> any commands after "su - user2" are not executed as user2. They are executed
> only as user1 when i exit the
> user2 shell.
First off, please turn off HTML email. Thank you.
To answer your question, create a second script for user2 to
executed. User1 can call it with something like:
su - user2 -c "/full/path/to/user2/script"
run "info su" for more information.
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