When I run a script such as this:
ssh -t firstname.lastname@example.org '/tmp/somescript.sh'
where the script is defined as:
#!/bin/sh mkdir -p /data/workday/cred chown -R myuser:myuser /data su myuser - # <------- NOTICE THIS ! ! ! ! rpm -Uvp --force --nodeps --prefix /data/place /data/RPMs/myrpm.rpm
Notice the above su command.
If I comment-out the su command, the script runs remotely and then my shell prompt returns to where I came from ( same server where I ran the ssh command above )
But leaving the script as listed above, causes the script to complete successfully but the shell prompt stays on the remote server.
How can I prevent that ? Making sure that the issuer of the rpm command is a different user than root just a listed ?