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Re: Change user with the su command
On Wed, Mar 07, 2001 at 12:06:05PM +0100, Fabio Di Fabio wrote:
> after 5 years of Linux, now I'm installing open sorce tools to W2000 for
> web development, in particular the last tool I've installed is the
> PostgreSQL database, now it's running, I've some problem in understand the
> user management under cygwin, I work usually as administrator, which is
> like the root and unix, but for example I've created an user in w2000
> called postgres which manage the database, but now I don't know how to
> switch from administrator to postgres user without relogin in w2000, I've
> seen that the su command is here but it doesn't work like the linux su,
> because if from the administrator shell I excute "su postgres" I got this
> su: cannot set user id: Not owner
> I've search for documentation and in the archive of the mailing lists but I
> can't find something usefull, any help?
To be able to switch user context on the command line your login
needs special user rights. Read /usr/doc/Cygwin/inetutils-1.3.2.README
which contains some details. Additionally don't use `su' but `login'
to switch the user because it's really ported while su isn't.
To understand the interaction of NT and Cygwin security using the
`ntsec' option I suggest reading the online documentation
http://cygwin.com/docs.html, especially the `ntsec' documentation
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