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Date:      Fri, 18 Dec 2020 23:14:05 +0100
From:      Jos Chrispijn <>
To:        Polytropon <>
Cc:        FreeBSD Mailing List <>
Subject:   Re: Login user status
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Op 18-12-20 om 4:15 schreef Polytropon:

> This is the normal and expected behaviour. The context "logged in"
> is true for those users who use the login program to log in, i. e.,
> any regular interactive users. When you "switch to" an admin user,
> typically root, by using "su -" (or "su -m"), such a login is not
> performed. Instead, the execution environment is altered and only
> a new shell instance is started.

Thanks for explaining. The reason I asked is that sometimes I get root 
user as well displayed with that command before I upgraded to FreeBSD 

BR, Jos

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