try man su
I think a modifier to like -l    "L" would make difference.
"L"
----- Original Message -----
From: "Andy Holyer" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2004 10:06 AM
Subject: Odd one: my root account disappears into hyperspace.


> Here's a really odd one.
>
> I ssh into my server as myself, and then su to root. At which point
> something odd happens:
>
> a) the output of some shell commands seems to be redirected somewhere
> other then my xterm;
> b) when I try to run emacs or vi, I get: "emacs: standard input is not
> a tty"
>
> This doesn't happen when I log in as another user and try it. I've
> tried comparing the contents of our two home directories, and there
> appears no difference.
>
> Anyone seen this before?
> ---
> Andy Holyer, Technical stuff
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> 08451 260895 x 241
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