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userv

userv is a Unix system facility to allow one program to invoke another when only limited trust exists between them. It is a tool for system administrators, who often find themselves with a program running as one user which needs to be able to do certain things as another user. For example, the author's machine's news system needs to scan its users' newsrcs to ensure that the right newsgroups are fetched. Before userv that part of the news system had to run as root, and clumsily use `su'.

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  •  08 Mar 2000 05:25

    Release Notes: A manpage and a couple of new things in .cvsignore.

    •  12 Oct 1999 19:16

      Release Notes: In the client, copy results from getpw* when necessary, fixing what could be a security problem on some platforms, everything except a-z 0-9 - _ must now be prefixed by a colon, and \ now continues lines (and does sensible things with whitespace in `message' and `error' directives).

      •  12 Oct 1999 14:04

        Release Notes: In the client, copy results from getpw* when necessary, fixing what could be a security problem on some platforms, everything except a-z 0-9 - _ must now be prefixed by a colon, and \ now continues lines (and does sensible things with whitespace in `message' and `error' directives).

        •  24 Jun 1999 00:44

          No changes have been submitted for this release.

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