Vagrant: Run commands from Rake as the vagrant user

I was trying to find out a way of running some commands inside the Vagrant virtual machine as the vagrant user, not as root, which is what the channel.sudo() method does. After a while of trying to find some documentation on the official Vagrant site, and finding none, I eventually found a call in the Vagrant source code for channel.execute() - which does run the passed commands as the vagrant user.

Job done, right?

Well, not really. I did what all good citizens of the open source community should do, which was to fork the Vagrant documentation repo, update the documentation, and submit a pull request.

The ‘Boy Scout’ principal prevails - try to leave the campsite tidier than when you found it.