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Old 03-17-2004, 04:28 PM   #1
badmofo666
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How do I give a user to run the nice command?


I want to run ut2004 at nice -20 but it wont let me do it unless I'm root, is there a way to set the program to always run at this level or give a user permission to change the priority?
 
Old 03-17-2004, 04:47 PM   #2
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As root, I just...

nice --19 su - steve -c 'export DISPLAY=localhost:0.0;xmms'
and ps -ef |grep xmms gives
PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
5196 steve 0 -19 928 928 772 S 0.0 0.4 0:00.02 su


You can substitute ut2004 for xmms. Also, with Suse, you need to export the display. I don't have to in Mandrake, so

nice --19 su - steve -c ut2004
should do it for you.

RO
 
Old 03-17-2004, 05:45 PM   #3
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nope, dont work still get permission denied, i'm using slackware 9.1 by the way. it's pretty much a bitch to get shit set up.
 
Old 03-17-2004, 07:01 PM   #4
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Can a regular user run ut2004 without the nice command? If not, then that is another problem in itself? 'Steve' has to be able to run it regardless for the above to work.

There is always
chmod u+s ut2004

This allows the people who can execute this to become root for it's execution. If is truly a sticky app like Redhat's consolehelper app (resist sudo), it won't work, and you are stuck with root being the only one who can run it.

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