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Old 02-07-2006, 05:07 PM   #1
Akhran
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How do you control who run a particular program at startup?


Assuming I have this script called 'testscript' in /etc/rc2.d/
Code:
/etc/rc2.d/S20testscript -> ../init.d/testscript
Is it possible for 'testscript' to run as USER 'userA' instead of 'root' at startup, so that if I do a 'ps aux', I'll get

USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ RSS TTY STAT START TIME COMMAND
----------------------------------------------------------------------
userA 6334 0.0 0.5 443 443 ? Ss 06:20 0:00 /usr/bin/testscript
^
|
userA instead of root here
(which is shown correctly above)


Thanks.

Last edited by Akhran; 02-07-2006 at 05:21 PM.
 
Old 02-07-2006, 05:51 PM   #2
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Probably not the rc script itself, but you could make that script use su to pass on any specific work to a user.
Code:
su -c /usr/bin/myprog userA
 
  


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