[arch-general] Anything to manage user daemons?

Dieter Plaetinck dieter at plaetinck.be
Wed Jun 22 08:05:14 EDT 2011

On Wed, 22 Jun 2011 21:30:42 +0930
Ty <ty-ml at eye-of-odin.com> wrote:

> On 22/06/2011, at 7:39 PM, Dieter Plaetinck wrote:
> > yuck.
> > if you just want to manage daemons running as your own user, su and
> > sudo shouldn't even be involved.
> > 
> > On Wed, 22 Jun 2011 11:05:35 +0100
> > Owain Sutton <mail at owainsutton.co.uk> wrote:
> > 
> I have to disagree.
> Some daemons run as a different user like httpd or mpd for instance.
> They are started by root but are su'd to the user needed. I don't see
> any need to run an actual "user" daemon but if I did, that would be
> the way I would do it.

This is not a disagreement, rather a different interpretation of "user
daemon".  For me "user daemon" means a daemon running as the same user
I'm logged in as.

Daemons running as httpd or mpd probably need to be started as root
indeed - I'm not aware of a better method -, but I just don't call
those "user daemons", they are regular daemons to me.


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