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Old 11-13-2004, 09:34 AM   #1
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I have to ssh -l root to run root processes!?

I am not able to run processes with root privilages by only switching users with su. I have to ssh -l root to be able to do this? Is this normal or am I doing something wrong?

Old 11-13-2004, 09:47 AM   #2
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Sorry but I don't beleive that. What error do you get when you run:
echo I am root
Old 11-13-2004, 10:17 AM   #3
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If your just using su to login as root.. use su - so it has root's full path.. or have you tried running the supposed root only command with the full path to the command?
Old 11-15-2004, 12:55 PM   #4
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Yip, that was the problem. I should use su - not su.



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