ServiceProgramStartCommand has been added to the Unix.ini and documentation


Article ID: 84396


Updated On:


CA Automic Workload Automation - Automation Engine


Error Message :

Previous to version 12.1, the Unix Agent utilized an undocumented command to start the external file event service.

While the default settings will be applicable to most environments there are scenarios where, due to permissions, modification to the file event service are necessary.

This has been added to the .ini file and documentation as ServiceProgramStartCommand with the generally applicable setting.



Cause type:
Root Cause: Need to document how to modify the file event service since it's necessary for some situations.


OS Version: N/A


Modify the ServiceProgramStartCommand to the applicable setting.

From the updated documentation:


Command which is used by the Unix Agent to start the external file event service.

If required this command can be adapted to make use of another login tool than su. For instance sudo.

It is recommended to keep the default value. However, if the default value has to be modified it is suggested to test the command in the shell before it is used in the Agent.

It is not recommended to install the service application ucxj???s with the SetUID-Bit. Otherwise, all file operations of the service will be executed as the effective UserID of the file owner.

Default: su %USER% -c '%IOSCOMMAND%'


Fix Status: Released

Fix Version(s):
Unix Agent 12.1.0 - Available

Additional Information

Workaround :
Add the ServiceProgramStartCommand to the .ini file for versions previous to 12.1