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Old 04-23-2003, 12:21 AM   #1
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am i insane?

what have i done to make bash start complaining "permission denied" whenn ever i try to su username? I used to be able t o switch users in any directory (not view only switch) w/out complaint. Now i get permission complainds even in users home directory. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

[root@linux jacob]# pwd
[root@linux jacob]# su jacob
bash: /home/jacob/.bashrc: Permission denied

# .bashrc

# User specific aliases and functions

# Source global definitions
if [ -f /etc/bashrc ]; then
. /etc/bashrc
# .bash_profile

# Get the aliases and functions
if [ -f ~/.bashrc ]; then
. ~/.bashrc
Old 04-23-2003, 12:46 AM   #2
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Please do not post the same thread in more than one forum. Picking the most relevant forum and posting it once there makes it easier for other members to help you and keeps the discussion all in one place.
Old 04-23-2003, 03:33 PM   #3
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Multiple posting. Closing this one.

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