Subject: Re: PATH problem...
To: Michael Peters <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/16/1996 20:37:53
[ Not an m68k-specific question, so moved from m68k to current-users ]

On Mon, 16 Dec 1996 18:13:31 -0800 (PST) 
 Michael Peters <> wrote:

 >   Running several different applications that create shells of their own 
 > (eg su and dt) i've found that they change your PATH from the one that 
 > you have specified in either your .login or your rc files.  This is 
 > clearly visible when you do printenv just before and just after issuing 
 > either su or dt... does anyone have /any/ idea where these two (at least 
 > these two) programs are getting their PATH value from?  I've all but 
 > grepp'ed my entire hard drive, and I can't find it!

PATH may be built up, or, in the case of su(1), you get root's environment
if you su to soor.

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