Hello, When I « su - » to root (after being logged in as my normal user), the LOGNAME env variable is still set to my previous user, as in :
,---- | [EMAIL PROTECTED]:~% /usr/bin/su -l | Password: | [EMAIL PROTECTED]:~# echo $USER - $LOGNAME | root - fred `---- As far as I can tell, this contradicts the fine manual that says : ,---- | -l Simulate a full login. The environment is discarded except for | HOME, SHELL, PATH, TERM, and USER. `---- So I would have expected LOGNAME to be either empty or set by some shell startup script to be root. So, why is LOGNAME still equal to my previous user ? (and where is it set ? « grep -r LOGNAME /etc » doesn't turn up anything...) This is an issue because emacs, for instance, uses $LOGNAME to load the init-file. I could always add « export LOGNAME=root » to my shell startup file, but this doesn't quite feel right... GNU su (as it is ocnfigured in Debian at least) resets LOGNAME to root in the same situation. (and by the way, GNU su seems broken : if I « gsu -l root », I always get a 'Password incorrect' answer). As a side question, is it considered bad practice to set root's shell and locales to something else then the default ? -- Fred _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"