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SU(1)                            User Commands                           SU(1)



NAME
       su - run a shell with substitute user and group IDs

SYNOPSIS
       su [OPTION]... [-] [USER [ARG]...]

DESCRIPTION
       Change the effective user id and group id to that of USER.

       -, -l, --login
              make the shell a login(1,3,5) shell

       -c, --commmand=COMMAND
              pass a single COMMAND to the shell with -c

       -f, --fast
              pass -f to the shell (for csh or tcsh)

       -m, --preserve-environment
              do not reset(1,7,1 tput) environment variables

       -p     same as -m

       -s, --shell=SHELL
              run SHELL if(3,n) /etc/shells allows it

       --help display this help and exit(3,n,1 builtins)

       --version
              output version(1,3,5) information and exit(3,n,1 builtins)

       A mere - implies -l.   If USER not given, assume root.

AUTHOR
       Written by David MacKenzie.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright  2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is
       NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR  A  PARTICULAR
       PURPOSE.

SEE ALSO
       The  full  documentation  for su is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If
       the info(1,5,n) and su programs are properly installed at your site, the  com-
       mand

              info(1,5,n) coreutils su

       should give you access(2,5) to the complete manual.



su (coreutils) 5.2.1              March 2004                             SU(1)

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