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Re: [opensuse] Run command as another user
Hi Paul,

I see two ways of getting around the password

1) Use spawn/expect/send
Have a look here:

2) Create a sudo-exception:
Have a look here:

Anyway, be careful about both! Think twice about your security!


Am 28.09.2017 um 16:34 schrieb Paul Groves:

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


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