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Re: running eshell as root

From: John Wiegley
Subject: Re: running eshell as root
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2002 22:17:15 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.090008 (Oort Gnus v0.08) Emacs/21.3.50 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)

>>>>> On Sun Sep 29, ftrw writes:

> Hi, Can I start eshell running as root through my normal user
> emacs, so that I have a root shell as one of my buffers?  Or do I
> just have to have a separate emacs/xterm running as root?

You have to have a separate Emacs running as root.  Since Eshell is
not a subprocess, there is no way to change its effective user id.
The process so changed would be Emacs itself.


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