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Thread: How do I run scripts via cron with SU'ing?

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    digidt is offline Junior Member
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    Angry How do I run scripts via cron with SU'ing?

    Hi everyone,
    This answer might be painfully obvious and I just don't know enough about linux to appropriately search for it but I can't figure out how to run a zm command (zmprov, etc) via script without SU'ing and inputting a password first.

    To keep things simple, let's say that I wanted to run this script from a cron job:
    zmcontrol status > /var/tmp/status.blah
    I know there's something about making sure the environment is correct and/or setting something in the sudoers file but nothing I do makes a difference.

    Any help would be appreciated -thanks

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    chauvetp is offline Elite Member
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    This isn't exactly answering your question but...

    I would just run zimbra's scripts within the crontab file for the zimbra users. Just put your own custom stuff after the # ZIMBRAEND comment.

    As for your specific question, instead of using su I would instead use sudo. There's a lot out there on setting up and using sudo. If you need assistance with that, I'd recommend checking more of a general purpose linux forum than this one.
    Paul Chauvet
    State University of New York at New Paltz

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