SU Command

HSI Version: 

3.4.1 and later

Purpose: 

 Assume another user's identity

Aliases: 

 

Command Format: 

su [- | -l | -m] [user | #uid]

Options: 

- : same as "-l"

-l : full login with target user's environment (deferred implementation)

-m : login with current user's environment (default)

user : login name of the user whose identity is to be assumed

#uid : numeric user id (the "#" prefix is required, with no intervening whitespace) of the user whose identity is to be assumed.  Default is root (uid 0)

Keywords: 

 

Usage Notes: 

The current login identity must be authorized by the HPSS administrator in order to use this command.

Example: 

su - jane

Related Command(s):

SUDO