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Re: Changing user in perl script

by moof1138 (Curate)
on Mar 24, 2006 at 22:56 UTC ( #539113=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Changing user in perl script

I am assuming you are on some kind of UNIX here, I am not sure how Windows handles this side of things.

Agreeing with others, if you can use sudo, this is what I would recommend.

If the script is running as root you can change your UID and or EUID. There are special variables $< and $> that hold them. This is dangerous, so you need to give a lot of thought to security, but I have run into an odd case where I have found this useful.

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Re^2: Changing user in perl script
by Argel (Prior) on Mar 24, 2006 at 23:47 UTC
    Beginning with Windows 2000 Microsoft started including an su like comamnd called RunAs.exe.

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