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Old 11-11-2004, 06:37 PM   #1
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Bash Coding Help

Hey im making a bash program (.sh) for my game server.
Im trying to A) make a new user [depending on the variable] B) Set the password [depending on the vavriable] and C) Login to that user, run a command, then go back to the user you were logged in as before.
I already know steps A and B but I dont know how to login as another via Bash commands. It would be nice if I knew how to do this.
Old 11-11-2004, 08:24 PM   #2
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I assume this script is running as root to be able to create a new user... so you can use
su newusername -c "command to run as newusername"


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