Multiple Users

dparmet

Registered
Anybody figure out a way to switch between multiple users besides logging out and back in again?

Something like the good old reliable alt-F1 in UNIX.

I'm sharing this computer with my wife.

TIA

-david
 

bolindilly

John Galt Member
if you type: "su <i>username</i>"
where username is the name of the user you want to switch to, and then you press enter, and then you type in their password, you will be able to control terminal based on their priveleges. <b>this is not full access to the comp</b>, only to terminal.
it's also probably not what you wanted, but it's a step in the right direction...

BoLinDilly
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scruffy

Notorious Olive Counter
<i>this is not full access to the comp, only to terminal.</i>

Not actually the case either. At the prompt, type

open -a <application>

where <application> is the name of whatever app you want to run. Whoever you were in that terminal, that's who the app runs as. So, su root, and then open -a TextEdit (I don't know if capitalization matters). Now you can edit config files owned by root, in a graphical editor.

I believe that the app has to be in the /Applications directory for open to find them
 
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