|DOAS(1)||General Commands Manual||DOAS(1)|
doas — execute
commands as another user
doas utility executes the given
command as another user. The command argument is
-s is specified.
The user will be required to authenticate by entering their password, unless configured otherwise.
By default, a new environment is created. The variables
USER and the
umask(2) are set to values
appropriate for the target user.
DOAS_USER is set to
the name of the user executing
doas. The variables
inherited from the current environment. This behavior may be modified by the
config file. The working directory is not changed.
The options are as follows:
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. No command is executed.
doas utility exits 0 on
success, and >0 if an error occurs. It may fail for one of the
doas command first appeared in
Ted Unangst <firstname.lastname@example.org>
|January 16, 2021||OpenBSD-6.9|