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Old 09-22-2004, 01:18 AM   #1
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command execution

Hi to everyone,
How can I execute a command on behalf of another user while I am logged in as super user? Does anyone has an idea?

Thanks in advance
Old 09-22-2004, 01:29 AM   #2
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su <user> -c <command>

works great. To execute multiple commands:

su <user>

remember, you can switch to any user, not just root, using su (of course, if you're not root, you need to known their password).


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