Re: LOGNAME, USER, and get-uid; NIS hga@xxxxxx 13 Aug 2019 11:37 UTC

Ah, thanks!  scsh (set-user-effective-uid 1000) works as expected.

- Harold

----- Original message -----
From: Lassi Kortela <>
Date: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 6:33 AM

> Sorry if I wasn't clear, I only did one set-uid, and it indeed
> changed the effective uid to 1000.  The problem is that the real
> uid [...] also changed to 1000.

The setuid() function sets the real and effective user IDs and the saved
set-user-ID of the current process to the specified value.

There's a separate seteuid() syscall (note the "e") to set only the
effective user ID.

Ditto for setgid() and setegid().