[CentOS-docs] becoming root
nedslider at f2s.com
Mon Apr 7 15:47:03 UTC 2008
Ralph Angenendt wrote:
> Ned Slider wrote:
>> Any suggestions as to where might be an appropriate home for this on the
> I think TipsAndTricks is appropriate for that, maybe under "Admin Tricks
> and shell one-liners"? I don't see it under "HowTo" ...
>> su -
>> but the above are NOT the same thing.
> ... but the two commands above behave differently.
>> When you become root by using 'su -', you also adopt root's PATH whereas
>> using just 'su' retains the original users PATH, hence why becoming root
>> using just 'su' and trying to run a command located in /usr/local/sbin,
>> /usr/sbin, or /sbin results in a 'command not found' error.
> Please mention the bash manual page (and the section about login
> shells), where this behaviour is explained in more detail.
> Otherwise: Go ahead.
Thanks Ralph, will try and get something up later this week.
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