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Change user, assume environment, stay in current dir

Terminal - Change user, assume environment, stay in current dir
su -- user
2009-09-28 04:23:43
User: matthewdavis
Functions: su
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Change user, assume environment, stay in current dir

I've used this a number of times troubleshooting user permissions. Instead of just 'su - user' you can throw another hyphen and stay in the original directory.

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This doesn't assume the user's environment. "su -- user" == "su user". By using "--" you are just telling the command "su" to ignore any following strings that look like options. Not too useful on "su" commands, but to grep a file for the string "-r":

grep -- -r file
Comment by 2efg0r8gh 308 weeks and 5 days ago

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