SU

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
REPORTING BUGS
SEE ALSO
COPYRIGHT

NAME

su − run a shell with substitute user and group IDs

SYNOPSIS

su [OPTION]... [-] [USER [ARG]...]

DESCRIPTION

Change the effective user id and group id to that of USER.

-, −l, −−login

make the shell a login shell

−c, −−commmand=COMMAND

pass a single COMMAND to the shell with −c

−f, −−fast

pass −f to the shell (for csh or tcsh)

−m, −−preserve−environment

do not reset environment variables

−p

same as −m

−s, −−shell=SHELL

run SHELL if /etc/shells allows it

−−help

display this help and exit

−−version

output version information and exit

A mere - implies −l. If USER not given, assume root.

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <bug-sh-utils@gnu.org>.

SEE ALSO

The full documentation for su is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and su programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info su

should give you access to the complete manual.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 1999 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.