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Old 05-11-2004, 07:19 PM   #1
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Question Logging on as root from The Terminal


How can I log on as root from "The Terminal" run a script and then go back to my acutal logged in user?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Old 05-11-2004, 07:30 PM   #2
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The command su will do this for you.

password: (enter the password, nothing will be shown )

To go back to being a normal user type exit.
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Or, instead of su'ing, do this:
su -c "command"

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$sudo su
$Enter your password

to return to normal user privileges:


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