Change user, assume environment, stay in current dir

2009-10-03 68 words 1 min read

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Change user, assume environment, stay in current dir $ su — user I&#8217;ve used this a number of times troubleshooting user permissions. Instead of just &#8217;su – user&#8217; you can throw another hyphen and stay in the original directory.

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Amit Agarwal, Linux and Photography are my hobbies.Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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