rootsh - Man Page
a logging wrapper for shells
rootsh [OPTION]... [--] [COMMANDS]
Start a shell with logging of input/output. Rootsh must be started via sudo if you want to become root. It does not raise your privileges on it's own. You can run rootsh as a standalone application if you only want to log your own user's session. If you call rootsh with additional commands, these will be passed to the shell.
- -i, --initial
Make the shell a login shell
- -u, --user=USER
Run the shell as a non-root user
- -f, --logfile=FILE
Name of the file you want to write the logs (standalone only)
- -d, --logdir=DIR
Directory where you want your logfile written (standalone only)
Switch off logging to a file (standalone only)
Switch off logging to syslog (standalone only)
- -h, --help
Display this help and exit
- -V, --version
Output version and capability information and exit
Stop scanning for command line options. Everything found after -- will be passed to the shell with -c
No parameters mean start a rootshell
- sudo rootsh
Start a logged root shell
- sudo rootsh -u oracle
Start a logged shell in the context of user oracle.
- rootsh -f mysession.log --no-syslog
Start a new shell for your user id, write protocol into mysession.log, do not send anything to syslog. This is identical to "script -f mysession.log"
- rootsh -i -u oracle lsnrctl stop
Run command "lsnrctl stop" as user oracle. (this will call sh -c "lsnrctl stop")
- rootsh -i -u oracle -- ls -l
Run command "ls -l" as user oracle. (this will call sh -c "ls -l")
Report bugs to Corey Henderson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The full documentation for rootsh can be found at http://www.sourceforge.net/projects/rootsh
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