Bug 8141 - Add functionality
Add functionality
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2000-01-03 11:31 EST by Kendrick Vargas
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:11 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-08 16:00:20 EST
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Description Kendrick Vargas 2000-01-03 11:31:04 EST
This is a feature request/bug report. I'd like to request that
functionality be added somewhere to the daemon function
/etc/rc.d/init.d/functions ... It would be nice to have a --user option
that allows us to specify a user to run a process as.

Currently, I run the commands as:
	daemon 'su username -c "/path/to/mycommand --options"'

however this creates cosmetic problems with the current implementation of
daemon. It would be nice to run this as:

	daemon --user username '/path/to/mycommand --options'

I think this is a valid feature request and could be quite usefull in
future package installations.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-02-08 16:00:59 EST
This has been added as of somewhere around 4.84 or so.

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