Subject: Re: non-root processes in rc.local
To: Brook Milligan <>
From: Alec H. Peterson <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/14/1995 15:55:54
Brook Milligan writes:
>I would like to run a database monitor deamon from rc.local but don't
>want it to have root permissions.  How can I get it to run with
>different permissions?

Well, say user 'foo' is to be the user that the program should be run
as, so do:

su foo -c <program name>

The program name must be in quotes if it is to have any command-line


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