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Old 03-11-2002
using su in scripts

i want to start some processes as user xxxx during system reboot...

when the system comes up, it is signed on as do i change the login in a script

I tried doing this:

su - xxxx << EOF


and, this does not work...suggestions?
# 2  
Old 03-11-2002
Since the script is started by root, you should not need the password.

Sybase database can be started as the sybase user account using the following:

su - sybase -c "${SYBASE}/install/startserver -f ${SYBASE}/install/RUN_SBSA & nohup"

Hopefully that will help you with what you are trying to start.
(the portion posted came from a script written in sh on Solaris 2.6)
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Old 03-11-2002
you'r right about the root login...
but, since i need to test my script before i give it to the admin, how can i login from one login (not root) to a new login.
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Old 03-11-2002
Personally, I would not add that to my script for testing - test the script on a test box that you can have root access to.

Attempting to add the password will just confuse what you are doing - you will not have a valid test that the script works the way it was intended since you will remove all the code before moving to production - and that will not have been tested!
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