Re: question about 'su -'

From: Vidiot (brown_at_mrvideo.vidiot.com)
Date: 10/27/03

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    >On Mon, 27 Oct 2003 10:12:30 -0800, Chris W. Parker wrote:
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    >> I was wondering if it's possible to make 'su -' start in the directory
    >> you are currently in instead of starting at the roots home directory.
    >> Can this be done? It's really annoying to have to cd back to where you
    >> were.
    >
    > $ su
    > Password:
    > # . /etc/profile
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    >in case you want root's PATH.

    Yes and no. That will help with the default setup, But many users set up
    extra stuff in personalized files for root, which will not be in the
    system default files.

    Best to use "su -" and cd into the previous location. Simple cutting-n-pasting
    will take care of that.

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