Re: Making root run fetchmail as a user?
* Mark Devin <email@example.com>, 20010326 16:26 +0200:
> Henrique M Holschuh wrote:
> > On Mon, 26 Mar 2001, Mark Devin wrote:
> > > I would like to make fetchmail run as a user rather than root when run
> > > via my /etc/ppp/ip-up.d/fetchmail-up script
> Because what Andrew Berger suggested was this: su - -c 'fetchmail' $USER
Sorry, hit the wrong key so it went per PM.
> ie if fetchmail is run as the user that ran the pon script then would it
> deliver the mail to the user OK but not other users? Thus if run as user mail
> then would it have more trouble delivering to the user who called the script
> even since he will have a different UID.
If you have more than one users,
for i in $(ls /home); do su - -c 'fetchmail' $i; done
Though running as user mail, as Henrique suggested, is way more elegant.
It would be a great idea to have a solution for ppp users "out of the
Andre Berger [firstname.lastname@example.org]