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Hi,

I don't know the command to log-in as a root user, when I am logged in as a normal user.  I am using Mandrake Linux 8.0

I have tried login and rlogin but no success.  Could someone please provide the necessary command.

Thanks in advance.

David.
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Change to another user:

su username

Change to another user and process their logon scripts:

su - username

(note the '-' character is a dash)

If you leave the username off it will default to root.

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It works!

Thank you.
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Great, glad to have helped.
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