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Old 02-10-2009
Running scripts via su

Hi All,

Am using the below command to start my application using the root user

su - bin -c "/home/bin/test/start.sh"

but am getting the error becaue i have set some environment varibales in bin .profile

when i execute the command start.sh by logging directly into bin account it's working fine

But where as if i ran the above command using the root user am getting error seems it's not loading the bin profile

Please advise me how to load the bin's profile while using the su
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Old 02-10-2009
Please, don't hijack other people's threads - start a new thread!

Post moved to new thread -- Otheus

Last edited by otheus; 02-11-2009 at 07:03 AM..
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Old 02-11-2009
The user "bin" doesn't have a home directory, or if it does, it's not the one shared by root, and so there is no profile to load. You can fix this by going into the passwd table and giving bin a home directory, such as "/root" or "/" or a new directory like "/home/bin" and installing an appropriate .*shrc file there.
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Old 02-11-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by otheus
The user "bin" doesn't have a home directory, or if it does, it's not the one shared by root, and so there is no profile to load. You can fix this by going into the passwd table and giving bin a home directory, such as "/root" or "/" or a new directory like "/home/bin" and installing an appropriate .*shrc file there.

Hi Thanks for the reply, I have the bin direcotry and when the run the start.sh script file it's running fine but when am running the start.sh using the root shell by using the su command it's not working
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Old 02-11-2009
When you run su as you explained, it tries to load the environment of "bin". If you want root's environment instead, use:

Code:
su bin -c start.sh

This will use the current environment but run start.sh as user bin. If you want to run it with root's environment, you must do as I described in my previous post.
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Old 02-11-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by otheus
When you run su as you explained, it tries to load the environment of "bin". If you want root's environment instead, use:

Code:
su bin -c start.sh

This will use the current environment but run start.sh as user bin. If you want to run it with root's environment, you must do as I described in my previous post.

When i run the below command i want's bin environment varibales loaded but it's not loading so my process getting failed with the the reason NoClassDefination found error

su - bin -c "start.sh"
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Old 02-11-2009
Since you are not understanding my posts, I will let someone else help you.
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