Send USR1 to nginx as non root user

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/nginx.pid 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

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.

Ray

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