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Re: Change user with the su command
Probably could use runas to start your bash shell as well...
On Wed, 7 Mar 2001 12:27:48 +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>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
>Corinna Vinschen Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
>Cygwin Developer mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
>Red Hat, Inc.
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