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Old 09-04-2007, 05:32 AM   #1
sikandar
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How to run script of another user from root?


Hi,
I am trying to write a script in root which will first login to another user and will execute commands in that session and then will exit.

like,

root > vi test.sh

--in test.sh
su - user2
ls

now from root

root > sh test.sh

it is logging to user2 but not running ls but when I exit from oracle it is running ls. My requirement is that it should execute commands in the new user session.

I am using RHEL AS 4

Please guide.

Thanks
 
Old 09-04-2007, 06:11 AM   #2
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try this
put the commands you want to execute into another .sh file and then copy it to /usr/local/etc (or some other shared location? /tmp maybe)
then

$ su - user2 -c /usr/local/etc/tu2.sh

Last edited by gruntwerk; 09-04-2007 at 06:12 AM.
 
Old 09-04-2007, 06:38 AM   #3
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I have tried it and it is fine but now I want to do it from user2 to execute a script in the root folder and but it is prompting for password which I also want to write in the script. thanks for your tip.
 
Old 09-04-2007, 11:34 AM   #4
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if you are running su as root, it doesn't ask for password. look at the commands you are running in the script, maybe its one of those asking for a password?
logon as a normal user and run the script interactively and see what happens.
 
Old 09-05-2007, 04:42 AM   #5
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You are right from root it is not asking for password but now I want the same from another user to connect to root and execute script in the root user by proving password in the script. thanks
 
  


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