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Old 10-02-2001
Question su and password in a Korn shell script

Hi All,

In my shell script I want to use su - userid
and provide password for this user, but I don't know the syntax to do this, can anyone tell me what it is?

I have tried:
su - userid/password
and
su - userid password

but no luck...
# 2  
Old 10-02-2001
as far as I know you can not su in a script.
the only way to do this is to use expect to automate the su or the perl telnet module to telnet in as a different user within the script , or use sudo to run a script as another user.

Hope this helps

Ed
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Old 10-03-2001
If the script is running as root I believe you can use 'su -c username' to change the owner of the process. The problem with using su and entering the password before completing a script is that a new shell is spawned for the new user, and the commands in the script after the su will not run until that shell is exited.
 

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