newrole(1) -- Linux man page
NAMEnewrole - run a shell with a new role
SYNOPSISnewrole [-r|--role] ROLE [-- [ARGS]...]
newrole [-t|--type] TYPE [-- [ARGS]...]
newrole [-r|--role] ROLE [-t|--type] TYPE [-- [ARGS]...]
Run a new shell in a new context. The new context is derived from the old context in which newrole is originally executed. If the -r or --role option is specified, then the new context will have the role specified by ROLE. If the -t or --type option is specified, then the new context will have the type (domain) specified by TYPE. If no type is specified, the default type is derived from the specified role.
Additional arguments ARGS may be provided after a -- option, in which case they are supplied to the new shell. In particular, an argument of -- -c will cause the next argument to be treated as a command by most command interpreters.
FILES/etc/passwd - user account information
/etc/shadow - encrypted passwords and age information
SEE ALSOsu (1), runas (1)
Tim Fraser (email@example.com) Anthony Colatrella (firstname.lastname@example.org)