Originally posted by Kilahchris
I used to have several user names and when i typed su in the terminal i still didnt have full administrative rights as i would have it i was logged in as root
and i appreciate the help, and I thank Dave for his advice.... it kinda of annoying and repetitive to point out the same argument.
As tim1235 pointed out, "su -" does the trick because
with "su" you inherit the original users environment,
thus don't get the paths to sbin directories.
and on a final note... it is still possible to dork up your system as another user in such a way where if you log back in as root there is no way to fix it or even login as root.
That may vary with distro, but I'm certain that you couldn't
harm my slack-installations ... setting fire or other physical
damage as a local user aside.