Re: Running a Script- and debugging.

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Nifty Fedora Mitch wrote:
On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 09:19:26AM -0400, Jim wrote:
....
Also 'odd' things can happen if '.' and strange places
are in your PATH.   Are you running it as root via "su",
as root via "su -", as root via "sudo" or as yourself.
....
Mitch you DID IT !!  su - instead of su
Glad to hear it..

OK gang out there.

What portable tricks out there might be included in a script
to test for a user that typed "su" when "su -" is
required. An initial version would simply present a hint but not exit.
Simply "echo $USER".  If it comes back as "root", then they did "su -".
If it comes back as something other than root, they just did "su".
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