Chitlesh GOORAH wrote:
Last time at LinuxTag Wiesbaden, someone asked me why in RedHat/Fedora
/sbin is not in the PATH for _su_
but as _su -_, /sbin is in the PATH?
He also pointed out that in other distros like Mandriva and Suse it is
not the case.
Can anyone answer this so that I could document myself :)
su - takes the root user's enviroment varibles, su by itself does not.
When you call just su, your (mortal users) enviroment varibles are used.
Thats my understanding.