[kwlug-disc] Johnny Cash: A boy name SU

Jonathan Poole jpoole at digitaljedi.ca
Wed May 21 10:19:24 EDT 2014


su - switch user.
Always been there.  Never went anywhere.  Not sure if i’m getting the gist here, or my caffeine levels are low.


On May 21, 2014, at 10:13 AM, Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com> wrote:

> Is it just me or what? The su has always been in Linux since forever. 
> 
> 
> On Wed, May 21, 2014 at 9:17 AM, John Johnson <jvj at golden.net> wrote:
> SU is back. Was it a secret?
> 
> When I started with Linux/Ubuntu a scant 5 or 6 years ago I missed having SU around.*
> Just the other day, I discovered SU is back, in Ubuntu 12.04 (maybe earlier but I had not looked).
> 
> SU, brought unto play with $ sudo su<ENTER>, really helps with configuration work.
> 
> * I remember SU and SU's parent UNIX and the cousin XENIX from the old days.
> Regards
> JohnJ
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