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Old 08-03-2013, 09:30 AM   #1
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deluged to run as a different user

I'm trying to get deluged to start on boot using /etc/init.d/deluge-daemon. Currently, this works with my user. I've followed this guide

I think I've created a user called 'deluge'. I think I have created a group called deluge and deluge and I are a member of the group.

The config files are in /home/pi/.config/deluge which has the permission of
-rwxrwxr-- 1 pi deluge  2527 Aug  3 07:34 file
If I change the user in /etc/default/deluge-daemon to 'deluge' then it doesn't run.

I'm a complete computer newbie, I really have no idea what I'm doing wrong.

Any advise or guidance will be gratefully received.
Old 08-03-2013, 10:25 AM   #2
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I think I've solved this. It looks like deluge needs it's own home directory, so copying /home/pi/.config/deluge to /home/deluge/.config/deluge works!

I'll see how it is long term and I'd appreciate any advice people can offer.
Old 08-05-2013, 11:36 PM   #3
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For shared files it is usually easiest to put them in a "shared" directory. I think I use an unorthodox technique but I put files in a group folder in /shared/groupName where groupName is the name of the group I want to share the file(s) with. I set a sticky bit on the group folder: chmod g+s groupName so that files created under that directory will be created with the same group permissions.

One other trick to making sharing easy is to make sure you don't overshare a directory. Keeping permissions under control will help you down the road so you don't have a ton of housekeeping to do as things start to become more clear.

Good luck!
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Old 08-06-2013, 03:00 AM   #4
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if you want to run deluge as a different user than is currently loged in .That is easy
for example if you have the users
Bob,Ted,and Alice
and Bob is logged in and Ted needs to run it then this will do it
su -l ted 
--- ted's password ----
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