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Old 07-17-2004, 11:30 PM   #1
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Start program at boot as non-root


I would like to start a program at boot, however, the server needs to be started as non-root. Is there a way to add it to my rc.local and have it start as a different user?
 
Old 07-18-2004, 12:47 AM   #2
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Sure:

su <user> -c <command>

in rc.local causes <command> to run as <user>.
 
Old 07-18-2004, 09:53 AM   #3
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why is it that you dont need a password?
is it due to rc.local running as root? and therefore root doesn't need a pass to get into other people's accounts?
 
Old 07-18-2004, 12:02 PM   #4
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Exactly -- root can su to any other user without a password.
 
Old 07-18-2004, 12:44 PM   #5
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one last newb question =P

su _____ -c command1
command2

will command2 be run as root or _____?
 
  


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