start misbehaving deamons as another user than root

Scott James Remnant scott at
Wed Jul 11 18:06:49 BST 2007

On Wed, 2007-07-11 at 16:13 +0200, Philippe De Swert wrote:

> I wondered if there was a way to get upstart to start daemons with another
> user than root. This because some daemons don't drop there privileges decently
> (or as in my case I need the init system to start them up, but I need them to
> be running with user privileges)
> I tried the following in the upstart scripts:
> su -l username -c daemon-command
su -l username -c exec daemon-command

Have you ever, ever felt like this?
Had strange things happen?  Are you going round the twist?
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