purple-remote vs sudo

Tres Finocchiaro tres.finocchiaro at gmail.com
Fri Mar 14 11:46:42 EDT 2014

This is perhaps more of a Linux answer than a Pidgin one, but have you
tried su to another user?

> sudo su Louise



- Tres.Finocchiaro at gmail.com

On Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 10:29 AM, Louise Baldwin <LouiseRBaldwin at mail.com>wrote:

> How can I get purple-remote to work through sudo? The scenario is that I
> have a root cron job which automates several sequential tasks, some of
> which must be run as the "Louise" user. The other scripts/commands work
> fine using sudo, but purple-remote getstatus returns "No existing libpurple
> instance detected" despite that there is in fact an instance of Pidgin
> running for user "Louise" -- what is causing this discrepancy?
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