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Old 01-29-2003, 05:34 AM   #1
Loke
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$path


I am logging into a firewall (Red Hat 8.0, without X-windows) from a workstation (Suse 8.0) via ssh. If I log in as root everything is fine. Howevr, when I first log into a user account and then su to root I end up with the user account $PATH, so /sbin isn't in the $PATH.

What is the "recommended" (i.e. sequre) way to fix this hick-up?

I can of cause log in as root and the issue goes away. However, from a general sequrity point of view I would prefer not to log directly into root from a remote machine.
 
Old 01-29-2003, 05:39 AM   #2
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su -

This sets roots $PATH.

Also, you can source /etc/profile (I think) and that too will set your path as the current user.

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Old 01-29-2003, 07:08 AM   #3
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Bah! Beat me to it MasterC!
 
Old 01-29-2003, 07:10 AM   #4
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Gimme a T3 and I'm unstoppable! j/k

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