How to run a crontab entry as “nobody”

Here’s a quick example of how to run a program on a Linux system through a crontab entry, with the program being executed as the user nobody.

Just put this entry in a crontab file (by issuing the “crontab -e” command, for example), and the program named myProgram.sh will be run at 1:30 a.m. using the Bourne shell, and will be run as the user nobody.

30 1 * * * su -c ‘/path/to/program/myProgram.sh’ -s /bin/sh nobody

Of course testing is always recommended, but this has worked for me

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