purple-remote vs sudo

Louise Baldwin LouiseRBaldwin at mail.com
Fri Mar 14 12:08:02 EDT 2014

su -c /home/Louise/bin/testScript - Louise

testScript contains:
purple-remote getstatus

output: No existing libpurple instance detected.
----- Original Message -----
From: Tres Finocchiaro
Sent: 03/14/14 11:46 AM
To: Louise Baldwin
Subject: Re: purple-remote vs sudo

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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