Send USR1 to nginx as non root user

Ray gunblad3 at
Sat Oct 9 18:09:25 MSD 2010

How did you try to run your logrotate scripts?  If from cron.daily,
etc, it should already have root user rights.  If from crontab, then
make sure you're using the root user's crontab.


On Sat, Oct 9, 2010 at 8:57 PM, Gerold Böhler <lists at> wrote:
> Hi,
> on my setup i have a root user and a deployer user. The nginx master
> process runs as root since i need to listen on port 80. The 2 worker
> processes run as deployer.
> So now i setup logrotate and would like to do a kill -USR1 `cat
> /opt/nginx/logs/` but unfortunately i get a "Operation not
> permitted" error, probably because nginx is running as root.
> Has anybody here a similar scenario? Any tips or suggestions?
> Thanks a lot,
> Gerold
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