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I am running Linux Mint Mate 18.2, from my console I currently run an application as a specific group using the following command

sudo -g my-group "/home/me/apps/my.app/bin/start.sh" %f

This launches the application however if I try to put this command in my custom application launcher to add to my panel it does not run. I tried substituting sudo for gksudo but still did not launch the application.

Is there something that I'm doing wrong or missing? Would appreciate any suggestions.

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If your user is already a member of the group you want to run the process in, you can use sg instead of sudo to change the primary group in which the process executes.

sg <newgroup> <command>

Additional advantage for sg over sudo is that you do not need additional privileges or configuration.

  • is there a way to do it without being a member of the group? – natral Nov 27 '17 at 19:54

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