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[opensuse] Run command as another user
Hi,

I need to be able to run a command as another user.

I have worked out that I can run the following from one user to execute a command as the other (bob).

su - bob -c command
prompt for password
enter password

command runs as bob

but, how can I run this on one line for use in a script? (so that I am not prompted for a password).
something like; su - bob -c command -p bobspassword

The user executing the script is not a sudoer so I cannot use; echo bobspassword | sudo -S -u bob command

thanks
Paul

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