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Old 12-20-2012, 04:49 AM   #16
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Interesting. Didn't know that. I had a look at the man page earlier but I didn't see su unless it's just a combination of the s and u options.

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Old 12-20-2012, 04:55 AM   #17
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I think I see what you're getting at. sudo su just starts a shell as root and reads the .bashrc or whatever shell you're using but not .profile. I still don't see su in the sudo man page but I'm guessing it's similar to running su just with sudo before it. Either way it's very useful knowledge.
 
Old 12-20-2012, 08:28 PM   #18
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I think I see what you're getting at. sudo su just starts a shell as root and reads the .bashrc or whatever shell you're using but not .profile. I still don't see su in the sudo man page but I'm guessing it's similar to running su just with sudo before it. Either way it's very useful knowledge.
"sudo su -" will also adopt root's environment on successful privilege elevation.
 
  


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