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Old 10-16-2004, 12:15 AM   #1
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Is it possible to start a service but not as a root user

I have just added a service, Is it possible to start a service at boot time as a normal user.

I would like to explain the problem in detail, I added a service
for eg: Myservice
It works fine, runs as a service every time i boot the machine. This service creates some dirs and files on the running process.

If i stop the service after logging in as normal user and run the same as an application, I have problem accessing the dirs and files created by the service which is run as root.
Is it possible to run the service as user mode so that the dirs and files created can be accesed by any normal user.
Could anyone help me how to solve the problem,
Old 10-16-2004, 12:26 AM   #2
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Your question is a bit foggy. If the service is started with a script, make sure the script is executable for your user's group. Or make sure the service creates the files and dirs with permissions such that regular users can access them.


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