On Tue, 2019-05-14 at 04:50 -0400, Bee.Lists wrote: > su does not load .bash_profile and therefore is a completely > different application than with any other user. This one is > different, considering .bash_profile is indeed used for logins for > other users. su is an application for switching from one user to another. It behaves the same way whether you are switching from user A to user B, or to user root. su is NOT the same as logging in with that user ID. If you login as root at the console, root's .bash_profile would be read. P.