Good morning all,
We have a cronjob we need to run as nobody from /etc/crontab and it
seems to be not working. The job runs, but not as user nobody.
I noticed two things,
1) the job to update the locate DB runs as nobody, because the script
uses su to become nobody.
echo /usr/libexec/locate.updatedb | nice -5 su -fm nobody || rc=3
2) nobody, as expected, has no shell or home dir in /etc/password.
I searched around for an answer but didn't see anything concerning this
other than a patch to cron to check if setuid fails.
Is setting the user to nobody in /etc/crontab not possible?
Don't tell me I'm driving the cart!
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