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Re: About the 'su' command
- From: Larry Hall <cygwin-lh at cygwin dot com>
- To: Sylvain Petreolle <spetreolle at yahoo dot fr>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 19:28:52 -0400
- Subject: Re: About the 'su' command
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- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
Sylvain Petreolle wrote:
Really? Here's two useful and informative messages I found on the
page of hits from google:
(I used the mailing list serach engine :) but of course google pOwEr )
First mistake. ;-)
Reading the first one and its thread doesnt give a valuable reason to
keep the FAQ out of sync.
You're welcome to submit a patch. I offered this thread as "good
background" only. I wasn't seeking to justify the FAQ's entry.
Does this not answer your question and provide suitable options for
The second says the command wont work unless I have appropriate
Do you know "someone" on an XP station that has more powers than the
Administrator or an Administrators member ?
Certainly. SYSTEM. But I'd highly recommend using ssh instead of
su. That way you don't have to create a user with privileges that
opens a security hole just so you can su. Of course, you can do
so if you prefer.
Larry Hall http://www.rfk.com
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