Subject: 1.6 su: "-" option no longer supported?
To: BSD Current Users <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/11/2002 10:36:33

Just upgraded to 1.6-current, and have noted that the "-" option is no
longer supported; can someone enlighten me as to why this option was
removed?  It's pretty ubiquitous [it still works under Solaris!], and
it's been an indication of "full login su" since (time_t)
(gettimeofday(0) - greywolf.boottime) at least (4.1BSD)...

If it's a matter of whim, I'd just as soon it were put back.  It's never
been indicated as a deprecated option.

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