When I am logged in as a non-root user and I try to become root by entering "su" and typing the root password, the resulting bash prompt does not reflect the contents of /root/.bash_profile
My /root/.bash_profile contains (among other things): export PS1="[\e[1;31m\]$(tput bold)\u$(tput sgr0)\[\e[0...@\h \w]\$ " The point is to make the username ("root") display in BOLD and RED text. After su'ing, the text is not bold nor red. If I then enter "source ~/.bash_profile", however, the prompt displays correctly, showing "root" in bold and red text. How come su'ing doesn't seem to effect everything in the /root/.bash_profile file? Thanks, Daniel _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"