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Manual Reference Pages  -  RUNUSER (1)

NAME

runuser - run a shell with substitute user and group IDs

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Author
Copyright

SYNOPSIS

runuser [OPTION]... [-] [USER [ARG]...]

DESCRIPTION

Change the effective user id and group id to that of USER. No PAM hooks are run, and there will be no password prompt. This command is useful when run as the root user. If run as a non-root user without privilege to set user ID, the command will fail.
-, -l, --login
  make the shell a login shell, uses runuser-l PAM file instead of default one
-g --group=group
  specify the primary group
-G --supp-group=group
  specify a supplemental group
-c, --command=COMMAND
  pass a single COMMAND to the shell with -c
--session-command=COMMAND
  pass a single COMMAND to the shell with -c and do not create a new session
-f, --fast pass -f to the shell (for csh or tcsh)
-m, --preserve-environment
  do not reset environment variables
-p same as -m
-s, --shell=SHELL
  run SHELL if /etc/shells allows it
--help display this help and exit
--version
  output version information and exit
A mere - implies -l. If USER not given, assume root.

AUTHOR

Written by David MacKenzie, Dan Walsh.

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2008 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO

More detailed Texinfo documentation could be found by command
        info su invocation      
since the command runuser is trimmed down version of command runuser.
 
The full documentation for runuser is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and runuser programs are properly installed at your site, the command
info coreutils ’runuser invocation’
should give you access to the complete manual.
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GNU coreutils 6.12 RUNUSER (1) March 2009

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