commands as another user
utility executes the given command as
another user. The command
mandatory unless -C
The options are as follows:
- Use the specified authentication style when validating the
user, as allowed by /etc/login.conf. A list
of doas-specific authentication methods may be configured by adding an
‘auth-doas’ entry in
- Parse and check the configuration file
config, then exit. If
command is supplied,
doas will also perform command matching. In
the latter case either ‘permit’, ‘permit
nopass’ or ‘deny’ will be printed on standard output,
depending on command matching results. No command is executed.
- Non interactive mode, fail if
doas would prompt for password.
- Execute the shell from
- Execute the command as
user. The default is root.
utility exits 0 on success,
and >0 if an error occurs. It may fail for one of the following
- The config file
/etc/doas.conf could not be parsed.
- The user attempted to run a command which is not
- The password was incorrect.
- The specified command was not found or is not
command first appeared in