problem with su
Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P.
kdk at daleco.biz
Sat Mar 20 10:43:49 PST 2004
Eric Yellin wrote:
>When I "su -m" and login as root, all I get in the prompt is a % sign. My
>normal user shell is tcsh and the prompt looks like this:
>[eric at www4]/home/eric(29): but this is not kept when I su -m.
>How can I change this?
Seems a tad unusual. Don't know if I can help,
but can you give me some info?
a. What is root's "shell" entry in /etc/passwd?
b. From whence do you set your "normal" prompt? /~/.cshrc?
If the machine is not used by others, a quick
workaround might be to simply copy your .cshrc
to /root/ and simply use "su". But it does seem
a tad weird that "su -m" seems to be reading some
other resource file...or else my understanding of
"-m" is broken, which is entirely possible.
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