Provided by: python3-plainbox_0.5.3-2_all bug


       plainbox-trusted-launcher-1 - execute job command as another user


       usage: plainbox-trusted-launcher-1 [-h] (-w | -t CHECKSUM)
              [-T NAME=VALUE [NAME=VALUE ...]]  [-g CHECKSUM] [-G NAME=VALUE [NAME=VALUE ...]]


       This  command  is  a  part  of the implementation of plainbox(1). It is not intended to be
       invoked directly and the command line arguments and behavior  may  freely  change  between

       Technically  this  program  is  used  to run a command associated with a job definition as
       another user (typically as root). The existing technologies such as sudo(8) and  pkexec(1)
       don't  have enough granularity to still restrict arbitrary commands but allow the commands
       that are inside system-wide installed locations (thus safe as one  needs  root  access  to
       install  those  in  the first place). One additional restriction is that some commands are
       themselves generated by other jobs.


   Warm-up Mode
       If the --warmup option is specified then nothing  more  happens  and  the  program  exists
       immediately.    This    is    intended    to    'warm-up'    the    tool   that   executes
       plainbox-trusted-launcher-1 itself (typically pkexec or sudo)

   Normal Execution
       In normal execution mode, the launcher looks up the job with  the  checksum  specified  by
       --target   and   executes   the   command   embedded   inside.   Environment   passed  via
       --target-environment is appended to the environment variables inherited  from  the  parent

       Standard output, standard error and exit code of plainbox-trusted-launcher-1 is exactly as
       the values from the commands embedded into the selected job itself.

   Indirect Execution
       In indirect execution mode, the  launcher  first  looks  up  the  job  with  the  checksum
       specified  by  --generator, executes it, discarding stderr and re-interpreting stdout as a
       set of job definitions. Environment passed via  the  --generator-environment  is  appended
       (but  just to the generator job, the --target job has independent environment). All of the
       additional job definitions are added to the global pool of jobs the launcher knows about.

       After that the launcher continues as with normal execution,  returning  the  same  stdout,
       stderr and exit code.


   Optional Arguments
          -h, --help
                 show this help message and exit

          -w, --warmup
                 return immediately, only useful when used with pkexec(1)

   Target job specification
          -t CHECKSUM, --target CHECKSUM
                 run a job with this checksum

          -T NAME=VALUE [NAME=VALUE ...], --target-environment NAME=VALUE [NAME=VALUE ...]
                 environment passed to the target job

   Generator job specification
          -g CHECKSUM, --generator CHECKSUM
                 also run a job with this checksum (assuming it is a local job)

          -G NAME=VALUE [NAME=VALUE ...], --generator-environment NAME=VALUE [NAME=VALUE ...]
                 environment passed to the generator job


       The following environment variables DO NOT affect plainbox-trusted-launcher-1

              For  plainbox(1)  this would affect the set of directories where plainbox looks for
              provider definitions. The trusted launcher has a fixed  list  of  directories  that
              cannot be extended.

              The fixed list is composed of two system-wide locations:

              · /usr/local/share/plainbox-providers-1

              · /usr/share/plainbox-providers-1

       All the other environment variables mentioned in plainbox(1) work the same way.


       Zygmunt Krynicki


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