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Old 12-02-2004
Run non-root script as root with non-root environment

All,

I want to run a non-root script as the root user with non-root environment variables with crontab. The non-root user would have environment variables for database access such as Oracle or Sybase. The root user does not have the Oracle or Sybase enviroment variables. I thought you could do with the sh command. I am not sure.

Thanks,

Mike
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Old 12-02-2004
All,


Could the solution be:

#/bin/su - oracle -c script.sh

I do not know why I got su confused with sh.

Mike
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Old 12-03-2004
I think your su solution is still going to run it as oracle with oracle's environment. I believe what you need to do is this:

chown root script.sh
chmod u+s script.sh

Then just add the script to oracle's cron.

The u+s tells the OS to run the script as the root even if root is not the person calling it. Beware this could have some security implications. Read the man pages for chmod over and over until it makes sense.
 

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