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Old 09-19-2007, 07:39 AM   #1
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Starting a daemon in an init.d bootup script without root being the owner

Hello all
I'd like to start this line

alsaplayer -i daemon -s alsasaemon

In my script in /etc/init.d

It works fine, but the owner of the process is root when I do that, and then when I log in as myself and try to do

alsaplayer -e <some song>

I can't because root owns the daemon.

The specifics of the program are not important for this. How do I run the program in a bootup script and change the owner to myself? Or anything that will let me use the daemon.

Old 09-19-2007, 11:19 AM   #2
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Try this:
# sudo -u username /path/to/command
You might need to edit the /etc/sudoers configuration file.


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