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Old 01-07-2006, 05:24 PM   #1
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terminal root to user

How can I change from root to user while im in the terminal mode ?Installing yum you are in root and at one point i want to go back to user to enter a command...Is it possible?/
Old 01-07-2006, 05:29 PM   #2
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$ su

"su" is the command to 'switch user'
Old 01-07-2006, 05:49 PM   #3
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I think the question is how to change from root to another user.

Type "su" followed by a single space, then the username you wish to switch to. Alternatively, if you originally logged in as another user then switched to root with "su", type "exit" to get back to where you were before you entered "su".
Old 01-07-2006, 06:33 PM   #4
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I like to use the dash ( - ) as that puts you in the /home/user folder. Also, when switching to a user from the root terminal, you don't need a password. You do type exit to get back to the root terminal.

For example:
[root@mudd ~]# su - fred
[fred@mudd ~]$
Old 01-07-2006, 08:34 PM   #5
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Thanks for help ....that did it


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