execute commands as another
doas utility executes the given
command as another user. The command argument is
The options are as follows:
-a(authentication style) option causes
doasto use the specified authentication style when validating the user, as allowed by /etc/login.conf. The system administrator may specify a list of doas-specific authentication methods by adding an ‘auth-doas’ entry in /etc/login.conf.
- Parse and check the configuration file config, then
exit. If command is supplied,
doaswill 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. In either case, no command is executed.
- Non interactive mode, fail if
doaswould prompt for password.
- Execute the shell from
- Execute the command as user. The default is root.
doas utility exits 0 on
success, and >0 if an error occurs. It may fail for one of the
- The config file /etc/doas.conf could not be parsed.
- The user attempted to run a command which is not permitted.
- The password was incorrect.
- The specified command was not found or is not executable.
doas command first appeared in
Ted Unangst <firstname.lastname@example.org>