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> Switching Users In A Script, scripts
l3dx6000
post Sep 28 2003, 12:48 AM
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Hi,

anyone know how to switch to a different user in a single script?

ie: If i am logged in a root, can i switch to another user within a script to perform a task.

Problem is I have a database that root cannot dump data out of, but the database user cannot write data to a cdrom.

big catch 22!

thanks for any help!
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hughesjr
post Sep 28 2003, 07:13 AM
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as root use the command:

su - username - c 'filename-to-script'

to run a script as a different user ... you can also put that command into a script ...

If run from a user other than root, it will prompt for the user's password you are switching to.


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