Subject: Re: "Don't login as root, use the su command."
To: Andrew Brown <email@example.com>
From: Greywolf <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/15/2000 15:15:59
On Tue, 15 Feb 2000, Andrew Brown wrote:
# it requires no changes to su or anything else...it just won't quite
# work right if /usr isn't mounted. of course...in that case just about
# anyone people logging in would *be* root.
# i just tested a few things (on 1.3.3, um...btw, does anything have an
# account on a -current machine they could lend me for a hour or so?)
# and found that:
# `logname` $LOGNAME $USER
# login root root root
# su andrew andrew andrew
# su - andrew root root
# su -l andrew root root
Here's what I get (under 1.4S of 20000213):
`logname` $LOGNAME $USER
login root root root
su greywolf greywolf greywolf
su - greywolf Undefined root
su -l greywolf Undefined root
su -m greywolf greywolf greywolf
#### TANGENT!!! ####
On the naming convention for releases, should we perhaps start calling
them Major.Minor.Patchlevel.NumericRelease? Or would it be too confusing
to reference 1.4S as 126.96.36.199 (vs 1.4.1)?
It would certainly solve the 1.4<letter> convention and save us from
running out of chars...
NetBSD: Microsoft ask you where you wan to go, NetBSD gets you there.