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Re: users and startup scripts (FAQ alert)
- From: andrew brian clegg <a dot clegg at mail dot cryst dot bbk dot ac dot uk>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2003 11:03:15 +0100 (BST)
- Subject: Re: users and startup scripts (FAQ alert)
On Mon, 7 Jul 2003, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> The preferred method for switching users is by running "ssh
> user@localhost" (after setting up sshd, obviously). I'm guessing the
> above FAQ entry should be updated as well.
I hope this isn't rehashing old discussions, but I'd always assumed from
the number of times people talk about using ssh to switch users that there
was something inherently disadvantageous about using (say)
runas /user:Administrator "c:\cygwin\bin\bash --login -i"
or setting up a shortcut with the 'run as different user' checkbox set (in
Win2K; I think the semantics are slightly different in XP IIRC).
But now I've tried it, it works fine for me... Is the only drawback that
this doesn't work in DOS versions of Windows, or is there some other
reason why it's not recommended?
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