Starting a program at boot

Nils Kassube kassube at
Tue Nov 20 08:00:16 UTC 2007

Jeff Simmons wrote:
> I need to start a program at boot time. The program has a -d switch
> that puts it into daemon mode, but Ubuntu won't let me run it as root.
> init: security exit, root euid
> Is there a way I can disable this, or, even better, start the program
> at boot (via rc.local, /etc/init.d, etc.) as a user other than root?

su user -c command options


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