RUNUSER(1) User Commands RUNUSER(1)
runuser - run a shell with substitute user and group IDs, similar to
su, but will not prompt for password.
runuser [OPTION]... [-] [USER [ARG]...]
Change the effective user id and group id to that of USER.
-, -l, --login
make the shell a login shell
pass a single COMMAND to the shell with -c
pass -f to the shell (for csh or tcsh)
do not reset environment variables
-p same as -m
run SHELL if /etc/shells allows it
--help display this help and exit
output version information and exit
A mere - implies -l. If USER not given, assume root.
Written by David MacKenzie, Dan Walsh.
Report bugs to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Copyright © 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is
NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
Since this command is trimmed down version of su use you can use the su
manual. The full documentation for su is maintained as a Texinfo man-
ual. If the info and su programs are properly installed at your site,
info coreutils su
should give you access to the complete manual.
runuser (coreutils) 5.2.1 September 2004 RUNUSER(1)
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