Backups now and in the future

I have never lost a single piece of data valuable to me in 20 plus years of computing. That is a very boring fact. But anyway. Deep in some archives, I even have copies of the very first web pages I made, back in 1996 (ugly and embarrassing, but funny stuff). These days, internet services […]

Run shell script as different user with proper argument handling

So you have a shell script which needs to drop or modify its privileges by switching to an appropriate system user before continuing its execution. Here are some alternatives to accomplish this while preserving all original command line arguments properly. Privileges are dropped by switching to the nobody user, adapt the RUN_AS variable as desired. […]