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Re: GNU su and the wheel group

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: GNU su and the wheel group
Date: Wed, 06 Oct 2004 14:22:31 GMT
User-agent: Gnus/5.1006 (Gnus v5.10.6) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

> Very realistic.  It is very common that one user asks another "I am
> having this and that problem, it does not work here" and then the
> other user comes over, uses su in an xterm to get into his own
> account, picks the necessary information, does a copy&paste job or
> whatever else, and logs out again.

I stopped using `su luser' a while ago.  I use ssh now instead.
Works just as well and makes sure I don't forget the "-" and thus don't
inherit bogus envvar settings.


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