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Date:      Sun, 20 Oct 1996 12:56:55 -0400
From:      "Gary Palmer" <gpalmer@FreeBSD.ORG>
To:        sue@welearn.com.au
Cc:        questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: When is a root not a root? 
Message-ID:  <25019.845830615@orion.webspan.net>
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Mon, 21 Oct 1996 02:39:25 +1000." <199610201644.CAA24868@mail.zip.com.au> 

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"Sue Blake" wrote in message ID
<199610201644.CAA24868@mail.zip.com.au>:
> But tell me, what am I supposed to be able to do after su?
> It seems that if I want to do any real work, su is no good.
> I can move to any directory and fiddle with files, but I can't mount 
> or do a whole lot of other things, so what's the point?

> Is there a guide, or a list of what can be done after su and what 
> requires a root login?

Considering that I use `su' daily for remote maintaince, I believe the
problem is to do with your configuration. Try using `su -m' instead,
and insuring that `/sbin' and `/usr/sbin' are in your path. That'll
likely solve your problem.

Yours,

Gary
--
Gary Palmer                                          FreeBSD Core Team Member
FreeBSD: Turning PC's into workstations. See http://www.FreeBSD.ORG/ for info



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