[arch-general] Anything to manage user daemons?

Ty ty-ml at eye-of-odin.com
Wed Jun 22 08:08:52 EDT 2011

On 22/06/2011, at 9:35 PM, Dieter Plaetinck wrote:

> 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.
> Dieter

Apologies. I realised what you meant after I posted.

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