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Old 04-10-2006, 04:39 AM   #1
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Access log-files without logging in as root

Hi all,

How can I access the log-files as a different user, without actually log in as root? I want to be able to quickly view the logfiles.

Is there something possible like:

cat /var/log/mylog.log as su
Old 04-10-2006, 05:10 AM   #2
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You can configure sudo and type sudo cat /var/log/mylog.log - or you could do it with su -c 'cat /var/log/mylog.log'

With sudo you'll be prompted for your own password, with su you'll be prompted for root's password.
Old 04-10-2006, 05:28 AM   #3
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Thanks! That's it! So simple!


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