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Simple Python-based setuid+setgid+setgroups+exec. A port of

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Simple Python-based setuid+setgid+setgroups+exec. A port of

  • Free software: BSD 2-Clause License


pip install pysu

You can also install the in-development version with:

pip install


Usage: pysu [-h] user[:group] command

Change user and exec command.

positional arguments:

user command

optional arguments:
-h, --help

show this help message and exit


To run all the tests run:


Note, to combine the coverage data from all the tox environments run:


set PYTEST_ADDOPTS=--cov-append


PYTEST_ADDOPTS=--cov-append tox


1.0.1 (2024-05-08)

  • Removed debug print.

1.0.0 (2024-04-12)

  • Dropped support for old Pythons. Minium supported version is 3.8.

  • Improved error handling and reporting.

  • Increased compatibility with gosu.

0.2.0 (2016-05-06)

  • Allow using “:group” as argument, just like gosu (it will use the current user, but with the given group).

0.1.0 (2016-04-19)

  • First release on PyPI.

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