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Old 02-04-2006, 10:27 AM   #1
davidkline
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/sbin/runuser or /bin/runuser


I'm trying to locate runuser. I'm using VectorLinux 5.1 std and tried to find it without success. Also, I've downloaded a couple of versions of 'coreutils' (5.93 and 5.2) from the GNU website and it wasn't in there as well.

Does anyone know something about it, where I can the source, and some information about it?

Thanks in advance..
 
Old 02-05-2006, 04:33 AM   #2
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Good question.

A quick google reveals that it should be part of coreutils as I gather you have found, but it is not installed on my system. The only thing I could fins was a manpage.

Have you poked around the FSF homepage? They're the ones that distribute coreutils so maybe start there...
www.gnu.org
 
Old 02-05-2006, 09:05 AM   #3
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Thank you for your response,

I had a look at www.gnu.org and downloaded two versions of coreutils, built them and did a 'find' on '*runuser*'. Both did not have runuser. I did a google as well and found, as you did, that it should be part of the coreutils. Also, I noticed that associated with the google results was 'su' usage. Is this possibly a replacement for runuser?

In any case, thanks again, I appreciate your help,
 
Old 02-05-2006, 02:48 PM   #4
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Also, I noticed that associated with the google results was 'su' usage. Is this possibly a replacement for runuser?
You know what, I bet you're right. I bet they dropped runuser since su and sudo came out. If all you want to do is run some commands as another user then that is all you need anyway.
 
Old 02-05-2006, 05:16 PM   #5
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If all you want to do is run some commands as another user then that is all you need anyway.
Yes, that's all I was going to use it for. I think I'll just do it that way.

Thanks again, have a good weekend (now on to watch the superbowl!)
 
  


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