I need help for this process. I have a batch file to run Putty and log with ssh an server and will execute commands from file "commands.txt".

C:\Programme\PuTTy\putty.exe -ssh user@server -pw 123456 -m c:\Programme\PuTTy\commands.txt -t

in the command.txt file i will run this commands:

sudo su - newUser
cd /Scriptfolder

My batch runs to switsch user and stopt. The batch switch not in the newUser Folder

Thanks for reply

marked as duplicate by Martin Prikryl, Pimp Juice IT, mdpc, DavidPostill, Ben N Feb 13 '16 at 21:12

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If I understood your question, you want to do something like this in command.txt:

sudo su - newUser -c /Scriptfolder/start.sh

or depending on your sudoers config

sudo -u newUser /Scriptfolder/start.sh

  • This dosen´t work... i get the answer: usage: sudo [-D level] -h | -K | -k | -V usage: sudo -v [-AknS] [-D level] [-g groupname|#gid] [-p prompt] [-u user name|#uid] usage: sudo -l[l] [-AknS] [-D level] [-g groupname|#gid] [-p prompt] [-U user name] [-u user name|#uid] [-g groupname|#gid] [command] usage: sudo [-AbEHknPS] [-r role] [-t type] [-C... – Nachtfux Feb 11 '16 at 6:50
  • There was a mistake in "sudo -u newUser -c /Scriptfolder/start.sh", as sudo does not accept "-c". So I edited my answer. I tested the first an second line and both work. The test was realized on CentOS. Which system do you use ? – Ghislain Rouvignac Feb 11 '16 at 12:20
  • when i type "sudo -u newUser /folder/" the answer is "sudo: /folder: command not found? – Nachtfux Feb 11 '16 at 15:31
  • "folder" is a folder. You have to cd in the folder or call your command with full path as in my example. – Ghislain Rouvignac Feb 11 '16 at 15:58

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