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Old 05-05-2002, 09:20 PM   #1
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su command

Hi folks,

Just some queries re: using the su command. When I log in as superuser everything is great. When I log in as user, everything is great. When I use su to go from one to the other. I lose access to some commands. Example, if i log in as user, then su to root, i can't 'startx'. Also, I'm using Slackware 8.0 and I have colour coded directory(blue), *.tgz(red), executables(green) etc.... filenames. When i su, i lose this color coded-ness. If anyone knows what's happening, your help would be greatly appreciated.

thx milos
Old 05-05-2002, 09:48 PM   #2
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You really don't wanna log into X as superuser and it's probably a good thing you can't. root shouldn't either even though if you have to he can instead of doing an su from user. As for the colors, instead of plain su use su -. That may do it. It works for me in terminals.


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