Bug in /bin/su?

Craig Campbell craig at attcan.UUCP
Sat Mar 9 06:20:58 AEST 1991

In article <1299 at kosman.UUCP> kevin at kosman.UUCP (Kevin O'Gorman) writes:
>I'm not sure I understand all the issues here, but I'm having trouble
>with /bin/su.
>After logging in, if I su to anything, it works as expected; if I then
>try to su to something else, there seems to be no actual change of
>which user I am.

Kevin, I did not notice any reference to which Unix OS you are running, so
this may be way off base, but have you tried,

	su - <newuser>

instead of 

	su <newuser>

The first example MAY do what you desire (or not:-)).

>Kevin O'Gorman ( kevin at kosman.UUCP, kevin%kosman.uucp at nrc.com )
>voice: 805-984-8042 Vital Computer Systems, 5115 Beachcomber, Oxnard, CA  93035
>Non-Disclaimer: my boss is me, and he stands behind everything I say.

Good Luck,


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