May scripts and tasks invoked via rc.local run with root permissions?

Leander Jedamus ljedamus at
Wed Dec 7 09:31:46 UTC 2011

Am 07.12.2011 02:39, schrieb Jay Ridgley:
> I  have a situation where I would like to run a script every time the 
> system boots. The requirements are such that it must run as root. If 
> the owner is specified as root and invoked from rc.local during start 
> up will the script in effect run the same as it were invoked from the 
> command line with sudo?
Maybe not. When you are logged in, there's the environment as your 
normal user. Now when you run a script with rc.local there is not the 
same environment.

Leander Jedamus
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