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When I am root, how do I run one command as user "pi"?

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Do not vote my question down if you cannot answer it. –  Zurechtweiser May 21 '13 at 0:20
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You might get downvoted because Serverfault "is a question and answer site for professional system and network administrators", which you apparently are not. Your question is so basic that the simplest of Google searches could have answered it. There are also multiple similar questions (with answers) on this very site. –  daff May 21 '13 at 0:39
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Use the su command with the following format -

 su - username -c 'command-name'

In your case

 su - pi -c 'command-name'
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Thanks, that did it. –  Zurechtweiser May 21 '13 at 0:28
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