On Fri, Oct 03, 2003 at 11:45:47AM -0400, Your Name wrote:

> Can you teach me what is the different between 
> chroot and su user

Even a cursory glance at the chroot(8) and su(1) man pages will answer
this.  'chroot' is "change root directory": that is confine a process
and all of it's children to a subsection of the disk space. 'su' is
"substitute user identity" -- run programs using the identity and
credentials of a different user.



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