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Old 03-01-2011
kill process owned by another user

How can I kill a process owned by user1? I will be using another user (user2) (not root) and we are on the same primary and secondary group. I copied everything including it's .profile and set the path accordingly.

user1@hostnmae0:/home/user1 $ pkill java
pkill: Failed to signal pid 1234: Not owner
user1@hostnmae0:/home/user1 $

pls assist

---------- Post updated at 05:14 PM ---------- Previous update was at 05:03 PM ----------

they say use an suid program? do you have any xamples? I created actually 4 users to replace the generic ID which runs the program.

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Last edited by zaxxon; 03-01-2011 at 05:17 AM.. Reason: code tags
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Old 03-01-2011
You should switch to the process owner id or root.
Or configure sudo stuff so that it authorize your current user to kill other processes via sudo.
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Old 03-01-2011
actually I will not allow them to use sudo or switch to root. they are only common users which I created to replace the generic ID.

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