Re: Shell confusion

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On Thursday 12 March 2009 21:25:27 Dave Bolt IT Solutions wrote:
> When I start a terminal as dave I get a prompt [[email protected] ~]$
> When I do su amandabackup I get a prompt bash-3.2$
            ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Check the manual page for su(1).

If you had entered `su - amandabackup', that user's login scripts 
would have been run.

In general, using su without its `-' parameter is a bad idea[*] 
especially when switching to the root login.

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[*] Unless, of course, you know why you want to do that.

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