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Re: su -c / --command

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: su -c / --command
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2006 08:52:38 -0600
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address@hidden wrote:
> Email address address@hidden is supposed to use for bug
> reports in the manpage of "su". Copyright is: 2000 Free Software
> Foundation, Inc. Version is GNU sh-utils 2.0.11 from 2001.

Then I believe that on your machine you have a local version of su
installed that is not stock.  This is probably installed in the
/usr/local directory tree.  These commands may help you to find this
and determine this.

  type su
  locate su.1
  find /usr/local -name su -print
  find /usr/local -name su.1 -print

I believe that you installed the GNU sh-utils package way long ago and
probably have forgotten about it.  This is why you are getting an old
man page and also the behavior that you are seeing now.  This would
have nothing to do with Debian in that case.

The latest release of that set of programs is now called GNU
coretils.  Here are the sources.
  ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/coreutils/coreutils-6.1.tar.gz   (8.0MB)
  ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/coreutils/coreutils-6.1.tar.bz2   (5.1MB)

Here is the announcement:


You can subscribe to announcements of new releases for coreutils at
this url below.  This is a very low volume list containing only
critical information about coreutils.



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