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Environment settings via telnet

Posted on 1998-10-12
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When I telnet into my box, I'd like to issue the "su" command and become root.  This works fine but I'd like to have the full root environment as if I logged into my box locally with that account.  My path, rights, etc.

I'm sure this is simple.  Must be so simple most books don't cover it.  Help me... I'm a win32 guy trying to convert. =P
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Question by:daveko
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Issue the command su - root
The - specifies that you want a full login shell.

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by:ahoffmann
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or simply
  su -
or use  
  rlogin -l root localhost
which has some advantages to su -
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by:daveko
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Thanks!  That works great.  Now I can really do things remotely on that machine.  
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