newrole(1) -- Linux man page

 

NAME

newrole - run a shell with a new role  

SYNOPSIS

newrole [-r|--role] ROLE [-- [ARGS]...]
newrole [-t|--type] TYPE [-- [ARGS]...]
newrole [-r|--role] ROLE [-t|--type] TYPE [-- [ARGS]...]  

DESCRIPTION

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.

The new shell will be the shell specified in the user's entry in the /etc/passwd file.  

FILES

/etc/passwd - user account information
/etc/shadow - encrypted passwords and age information  

SEE ALSO

su (1), runas (1)  

AUTHORS

Tim Fraser (tfraser@tislabs.com) 
Anthony Colatrella (amcolat@epoch.ncsc.mil)