[CentOS] How to run command as apache?

Neil Aggarwal neil at JAMMConsulting.com
Sun May 10 14:54:00 UTC 2009


Hello:

I have a subversion repository set up in
/usr/local/svn/MyProject.

For security, I have that directory set to
apache as the owner and group and all files
are mode 700.

I need to run a svnsync command as the apache
user so it may write to the repository.

I tried this command:

su apache -c "/usr/bin/svnsync sync
https://svn2.jammconsulting.com/svn/MyProject"

But I get this message from the su command:
This account is currently not available.

I am guessing this happens because the apache account
is set with no password and a nologin shell.

How can I run a command as the apache user?

Thanks,
	Neil

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