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Old 05-16-2005, 10:33 AM   #1
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difference between su and su -


What's the difference between su and su -? I know su - gives you full root privileges while the other does. Can anyone ellaborate on this more? Thanks.
 
Old 05-16-2005, 10:35 AM   #2
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They both give you full root privileges, but with "su" you don't inherit all of roots paths.
 
Old 05-16-2005, 03:32 PM   #3
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"su" gives you root permissions, while "su -" is much more an entire login -- you are dumped into /root, your prompt (if different than the normal user prompt) will change, and as was mentioned, you will have all of root's path variable at your disposal.
 
Old 05-17-2005, 08:40 PM   #4
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when u r su - u can run commands in /sbin
when u r su u cannot
eg :/sbin/ifconfig (will wprk whenm u r su -)
and the same will not work when u r su
 
Old 05-17-2005, 09:57 PM   #5
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what about sux?
 
Old 05-18-2005, 08:44 AM   #6
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Sux seems to be a suse specific app that appears to be some sort of combination between the "xhost +" and "su" commands. Search in the Suse documentation online for more accurate info.
 
  


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