How do I change users in a script???

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Old 02-15-2002
Question How do I change users in a script???

Hi there,

Does anyone know of a way I can become a different user in a script? I need to run a script as one user (not root), and change to another user half way through.

It stops and asks me for the password, and I can't find a way to feed the password in through the script.

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Old 02-15-2002
search on this forum for expect , and sudo, both of these tools will enable you to run a command or script as a different user
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Old 02-15-2002
Startup scripts can be modified to start a application not as root but as the application userid via the su command. Check the man page on su and the -c option.
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