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




On Thu, Feb 21, 2019 at 11:26:29AM -0500, Greg Wooledge wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 21, 2019 at 04:14:53PM +0000, Jonathan de Boyne Pollard wrote:
> > You could point them to StackExchange in the meantime.  (-:
> > 
> > * https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/460769/5132
> 
> On that page:
> > Doing plain 'su' is a really bad idea for many reasons,
> 
> Name one!  Seriously, what kind of inane statement is that?

I have five reasons for you. They are called AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, RHEL
and busybox's su in no particular order.
It's not the first time Debian project chose to do exactly the same
others did for decades.


> > If you want to restore behaviour more similar to the previous one you can
> > add 'ALWAYS_SET_PATH yes' in /etc/login.defs.
> 
> OK, I'll just go to Debian's online man pages and find the buster
> man page for su (or login.defs) to find out what that is...
> 
> ... hey, where's the buster man pages?

Exactly there they belong. In .deb archives.

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