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Re: Why /usr/sbin is not in my root $PATH ?

On 2/21/19 9:15 AM, Reco wrote:

On Thu, Feb 21, 2019 at 09:07:09AM +0100, Pierre Couderc wrote:

Why /usr/sbin is not in my root $PATH ?

xxx@server:~$ su root
Because you did exactly this. su(1) says:

The optional argument - may be used to provide an environment similar to
what the user would expect had the user logged in directly.

Make a habit of using 'su -', as this behaviour is here to stay.

Is it a bug somewhere in debian ? Installing snap ?
It's a change in Debian, see #833256.
There are two su utilities, from 'shadow' and from 'util-linux'.
Preserving user's environment unless '-' is specified is a feature of
util-linux's su.


Thnk you very much. This is the answer I needed. Sorry for the noise ;)