I'm trying to run a service that uses $HOME and $USER environment variables. I could set them in service itself, but that would only be a temporary solution.
Let's say I have a script
test.sh with following content:
And I run it with
start-stop-daemon to see my results:
$ start-stop-daemon --start --exec `pwd`/test.sh --user guest --group guest --chuid -guest root
Seems like it does not update environment, maybe that should be reported as a bug?
I have found a nasty hacky solution, which only works (for unknown reason) on my this simple use case:
$ start-stop-daemon --exec /usr/bin/sudo --start -- -u guest -i 'echo $USER' guest
I'm sure someone else stumbled upon this, I'm interested in clean solution.
$ start-stop-daemon --version start-stop-daemon 1.13.11+gentoo