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viewsudo(1)

VIEW-OS: a process with a view
August 8, 2009

umview

View-OS in user space - Core and base modules

NAME

viewsudo - execute a command as another (virtual) user

SYNOPSIS

viewsudo [-g groupname|#gid] [-u username|#uid] command

DESCRIPTION

viewsudo allows a user to execute a command as the superuser or
another user in View-OS.

OPTIONS

viewsudo accepts the following command line options:
-g group
Normally, viewsudo sets the primary group to root. The -g option causes sudo to run the specified command with the primary group set to group. To specify a gid instead of a group name, use #gid. When running commands as a gid, many shells require that the ’#’ be escaped with a backslash (’€™). If no -u option is specified, the command will be run as the invoking user (not root). In either case, the primary group will be set to group.
-u user
The -u option causes viewsudo to run the specified command as a user other than root. To specify a uid instead of a user name, use #uid. When running commands as a uid, many shells require that the ’#’ be escaped with a backslash (’€™).

RETURN VALUES

Upon successful execution of a program, the exit status from viewsudo will simply be the exit status of the program that was executed.

SEE ALSO

viewsu(1), sudo(1), linux.defs(5)

AUTHORS

View-OS is a project of the Computer Science Department, University of Bologna. Project Leader: Renzo Davoli.
<http://www.sourceforge.net/projects/view-os>
Howto’s and further information can be found on the project wiki <wiki.virtualsquare.org>.

NOTE

Most part of the text is taken from sudo(1).
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