svn commit: r222770 - head/usr.bin/su

Glen Barber gjb at
Mon Jun 6 19:33:20 UTC 2011

Author: gjb (doc committer)
Date: Mon Jun  6 19:33:19 2011
New Revision: 222770

  Attempt to clear up some confusion in the following example, by stating
  the '-c' argument is passed to the shell, not to su(1), which would
  indicate the login class.
  	'su -m <user> -c <command>'
  Submitted by:	Warren Block <wblock at> (followup to 157078)
  MFC after:	5 days


Modified: head/usr.bin/su/su.1
--- head/usr.bin/su/su.1	Mon Jun  6 19:06:15 2011	(r222769)
+++ head/usr.bin/su/su.1	Mon Jun  6 19:33:19 2011	(r222770)
@@ -203,6 +203,12 @@ Note that the
 option is required since user
 .Dq man
 does not have a valid shell by default.
+In this example,
+.Fl c
+is passed to the shell of the user
+.Dq man ,
+and is not interpreted as an argument to
+.Nm .
 .It Li "su -m man -c 'catman /usr/share/man /usr/local/man'"
 Same as above, but the target command consists of more than a
 single word and hence is quoted for use with the

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