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How to allow a different user to run a script


 
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How to allow a different user to run a script

Hi
I have a script that i would like to be run by a different user.

For example, I have a file called 'mytest.pl' created by user 'user4'

What command should i use to make sure that user 'ydanial' has ability to run 'mytest.pl' ?

Thanks
# 3  
And that the user can access it (update of $PATH...)
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I did do the chmod 755 on the .pl file however, this happens:

The mytest.pl runs but a dependent file called insert_data.txt is not opening by user 'ydanial' - so the script crashes.

If I run the script as 'user4', everything works.

What permission should be set for insert_data.txt?
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744 should be enough. If you also need write permissions on this file, then use 766
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Just before i received your message, i did a 755 on insert_data.txt and it did not work.

Is 744 different in terms of letting user 'ydanial' only read this file that 755 cant?

Thanks
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Well, is this script trying to write anything into this file? If so, then it has to have 766 permissions.
 

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