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+.\" ** You probably do not want to edit this file directly **
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+.TH "PAM_EXEC" "8" "01/24/2006" "Linux\-PAM Manual" "Linux\-PAM Manual"
+.\" disable hyphenation
+.\" disable justification (adjust text to left margin only) l
+pam_exec \- PAM module which calls an external command
+.HP 12
+\\fR [debug] [seteuid] [log=\fIfile\fR] \fIcommand\fR [\fI...\fR]
+pam_exec is a PAM module that can be used to run an external command.
+Print debug information.
+The output of the command is appended to
+Per default will execute the external command with the real user ID of the calling process. Specifying this option means the command is run with the effective user ID.
+The services
+are supported.
+The external command runs successfull.
+No argument or a wrong number of arguments were given.
+A system error occured or the command to execute failed.
+was called, which does not execute the command.
+Add the following line to
+to rebuild the NIS database after each local password change:
+ passwd optional seteuid make \-C /var/yp
+This will execute the command
+make \-C /var/yp
+with effective user ID.
+pam_exec was written by Thorsten Kukuk <>.