execute commands as another
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
set to values appropriate for the target user.
DOAS_USER is set to the name of the user executing
doas. The variables
TERM are inherited from the current environment.
This behavior may be modified by the config file. The working directory is
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 login.conf(5).
- 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. No command is executed.
- Clear any persisted authentications from previous invocations, then immediately exit. No command is executed.
- Non interactive mode, fail if the matching rule doesn't have the
- 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>