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Re: su -l does not update last or lastlogin data

In article <>,
Paul Goyette  <> wrote:
>On Wed, 21 Nov 2012, Christos Zoulas wrote:
>>> Not sure if this is a bug or feature, but I've noticed that 'su -l'
>>> doesn't seem to update the appropriate databases.  Based on the man page
>>> which says "simulates full login" I would expect it to be updated.
>>> So, is this a bug?
>>> Or is it working as designed?   And should the man page be updated
>>> accordingly?
>> I don't think that any version of su modifie{d,s} utmp or wtmp or it
>> should...
>Would it be appropriate to update the su man-page to make this (more) 

Go for it.


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