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Old 03-22-2014, 10:40 AM   #1
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how to run scripts for different users


Hi,

Considering the following script:

Quote:
#!/bin/bash
# using the case command
case $USER in
user1 | user2)
echo "Welcome, $USER";;
user3)
echo "This is a testing account";;
user4)
echo "Your account is expiring";;
*)
echo "You’re not allowed here";;
esac
I have added user1-4 and I wanted to run the script for them but I could not. Where should I put the ./script file so that different users can see their messages?
 
Old 03-22-2014, 10:42 AM   #2
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Code:
su - user -c "command"
 
Old 03-22-2014, 11:00 AM   #3
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Code:
su - user -c "command"
The script I mentioned above is in ./file1, following what you said:

Quote:
su - user1 -c ./file1
-bash: ./file1: No such file or directory
 
Old 03-22-2014, 11:03 AM   #4
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The script I mentioned above is in ./file1, following what you said:
i beleive that since you are switching user, user1 has no idea what directory the previous user was in. try running it with the /full/path/to/file ?
 
Old 03-22-2014, 11:14 AM   #5
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I have to put ./file1 somewhere that all user1-4 can see it. That's my question: where should I put it?
 
Old 03-22-2014, 11:15 AM   #6
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Code:
sudo mkdir -p /whatever/floats/your/boat
#chmod -R 755 /whatever/floats/your/boat

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