Starting an Upstart job as a simple user

Louis Chatriot louis.chatriot at
Tue May 22 14:11:40 UTC 2012


I would like to know if there is any way to stop/start an upstart job 
without having to be a superuser (i.e. by typing `start myjob` instead 
of `sudo start myjob`).

I spent quite some time looking for the answer on the Internet and found 
that I can use a NOPASSWD sudo for `start myjob` only but I don't like 
this method and the security concerns it brings. I am running Ubuntu 
11.10 and my upstart version is 1.3.

If you have the answer that would be great !

Thanks in advance,
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