how to make an executable run as another user
subhro.kar at gmail.com
Fri Sep 17 12:10:04 PDT 2004
man sudo is what you need. Install it from the ports collection
On Fri, 17 Sep 2004 19:50:19 +0000, Richard Bradley <rtb27 at cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> Um. I feel silly asking this. But I can't work it out.
> I want a shell script to run as another user. I always thought this was easy
> to do with the setuid bit, but never tried it before. I read "man chmod" and
> found this:
> 4000 (the setuid bit). Executable files with this bit set will
> run with effective uid set to the uid of the file owner.
> s The set-user-ID-on-execution and set-group-ID-on-execution
> And off I went. I wrote a shell script to output the current uid. I chown'ed
> it to another user. I "chmod +s"ed it. I ran it.
> It didn't work.
> rtb27# cat test
> #! /bin/sh
> rtb27# ll test
> -rwsr-sr-x 1 rich wheel 20 Sep 17 19:34 test
> rtb27# ./test
> Um. Help?
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Subhro Sankha Kar
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