Subject: Re: 1.6 su: "-" option no longer supported?
To: Greywolf <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Sean Davis <email@example.com>
Date: 07/11/2002 13:50:14
This was a change to getopt() in libc, I noticed it too a little while back.
As far as I can tell on my system, su - works (it did not for a couple days,
till '-' compatibility was put back in getopt)
It was changed because of a standards issue, I can't remember exactly which
standard '-' violates, but I think it was POSIX.
On Thu, Jul 11, 2002 at 10:36:33AM -0700, Greywolf wrote:
> 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.
> NetBSD: I Wanna Be Sedated!
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