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Hi,

Tim schrieb:
Gayal asked:
 Wuts the different between su, su - root and sudo ?
I think a better question is what is 'runuser' for?
It has less options than su but does the same thing?!

Thx
Rainer

Jafar concisely answered:
 su will let you run a shell with substitute user without
making the shell a login shell.
 su - will let you run a shell with substitute user and make the shell
a login shell. If you put no username, it assumes as root (same as su)
Minor elaboration:   "su - root" is the same as "su -".  While the
omission or inclusion of the username is the same in "su" as "su -", the
response could have been interpreted as "su -" = "su".

 sudo will let you run certain or all commands as if you are
root, depending on the settings on visudo file.





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