[Catalyst] Apache, Catalyst and executing commands that need root permission
adam at stalecoffee.org
Tue Apr 25 20:04:19 CEST 2006
On Apr 25, 2006, at 2:55 AM, Gavin Henry wrote:
> Dear All,
> I know lots of you will have needed to do something similar, but what
> would you advise on the best way to execute commands that need root
> I only need to be able to create a home directory and run one other
> Use sudo?
I think using sudo's specificity is probably the only way to achieve
this, short of just running as root... assuming you need to run in
If you can handle a bit of a delay, you can always have a cronjob
running in the background every so often that scans a table for
things like this and then runs them.
www-data mybox = (root) /usr/local/bin/homedircreate.sh
Where homedircreate.sh handles the actual creation of the home
directory.. mkdir, chown/chmod, copying /etc/skel, et al.
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