How to run program as another user - and permanently dropping current user privileges?

Kenneth Burgener kenneth at mail1.ttak.org
Wed Mar 14 10:48:05 MDT 2007


plug.org at 2nerds.com wrote:
> What are the reasons why sudo isn't the preferred alternative?


So you are suggesting running the program as this:

  sudo -u myuser myprogram

This appeared to work very well.  Is this method more secure then the
'su' method?


Thanks,
Kenneth



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