Assuming you have the correct privileges,
sudo -u lets you execute a command as another user.
For example, the following command runs
yarn install as the user
sudo -u jimbob yarn install
There’s a catch though: the above command doesn’t inherit JimBob’s user environment. That is problematic if you depend on something in JimBob’s
-i flag fixes this problem.
sudo -iu jimbob yarn install
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