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Unlike sudo it does not pretend that the called account can be any more secure than the calling account. so there is never a need for a password. If you wanted to restrict which commands and functions the called user can perform, use userv, not really or sudo.
Also unlike sudo, really only works if the calling user is supposed to be equivalent to root. But, really can also be used by root-equivalent users to become any user, not just root; in this way it can be a replacement for certain uses of su.
really(8) really(8) NAME really - gain privilege or run commands a different user SYNOPSIS really [options] [command args... ] DESCRIPTION really checks whether the caller is allowed, and if it is it changes its uids and gids according to the command line options and executes the specified command. more»
chiark-utils (4.1.28+nmu2) unstable; urgency=low * Non-maintainer upload. * Fix "file-in-etc-not-marked-as-conffile /etc/chiark- backup/snap/nosnap" by adding /etc/chiark-backup/snap/nosnap to debian/chiark- backup/conffiles (closes: #553560). -- gregor herrmann <email@example.com> Sat, 05 Dec 2009 13:27:32 +0100 chiark-utils (4.1.28+nmu1) unstable; urgency=low * Non-maintainer more»
This package contains some the utilities from Ian Jackson's private system `chiark.greenend.org.uk'. This package, containing the moderately portable sources and Debian packaging information, and the resulting Debian binary packages, was put together by Ian, but with assistance from other chiark users. For both upstream and Debian packaging questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org more»