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?
As I understand it, "su" merely
grants you root priveleges (changes your
effective user/group IDs), while "su -" grants you a full login shell as the
root user (hence the profile/environment changes).
He also pointed out that in other distros like Mandriva and Suse it
not the case.
I'm not certain, but 'su' might be aliased to 'su
-' or something similar
(perhaps for "user-friendliness"?)
Peter Gordon (codergeek42)
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