[CentOS] su path hard coded?

Sun Jul 29 21:15:57 UTC 2012
Kahlil Hodgson <kahlil.hodgson at dealmax.com.au>

On 25/07/12 20:10, Stephen Harris wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 11:27:09PM -0400, Karl Vogel wrote:
>>>> On 07/24/12 4:33 PM, Stephen Harris wrote:
>> S> I want the ability to "set the default path".  That's all.
>>     It sounds like your best bet would be to change the source for su, and
>>     just be prepared to reinstall it if/when yum (or whatever) replaces it.
>>     Being able to specify the default PATH without having to mess with shell
>>     setup files is a nice feature; Solaris allows you to do this by providing
>>     an /etc/default/su file to set the PATH plus other things like whether you
>>     want to use syslog for access logging, etc.
> Yeah, that's the functionality I was hoping to be able to replicate.
> Seems like an odd RedHat restriction, especially since other Linux
> variants can do this via login.defs.  Ah well.

I see you are running Centos 5. Perhaps have a look at


Does setting the default PATH there have any effect?

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