Re: root password

Am Montag, den 20.08.2007, 23:57 -0400 schrieb Alex Janssen:
I see in the manual for su that -l yields a login environment for
-i will yield an error message.
Try "sudo su -l".

Just use "sudo -i" without further arguments. From the sudo man page:

-i The -i (simulate initial login) option runs the
shell specified in the passwd(5) entry of the user
that the command is being run as. The command name
argument given to the shell begins with a - to tell
the shell to run as a login shell. sudo attempts to
change to that user’s home directory before running
the shell. It also initializes the environment,
leaving TERM unchanged, setting HOME, SHELL, USER,
LOGNAME, and PATH, and unsetting all other environ‐
ment variables. Note that because the shell to use
is determined before the sudoers file is parsed, a
runas_default setting in sudoers will specify the
user to run the shell as but will not affect which
shell is actually run.

[x] ulf

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