Scientific Operations



SU(VIII)                     10/31/73                    SU(VIII)



NAME
     su  -  become privileged user

SYNOPSIS
     su

DESCRIPTION
     Su allows one to become the super-user, who has all sorts of
     marvelous (and correspondingly dangerous) powers.  In  order
     for su to do its magic, the user must supply a password.  If
     the password is correct, su will execute the Shell with  the
     UID  set  to  that of the super-user.  To restore normal UID
     privileges, type an end-of-file to the super-user Shell.

     The password demanded is that of the entry ``root''  in  the
     system's password file.

     To  remind the super-user of his responsibilities, the Shell
     substitutes `#' for its usual prompt `%'.

SEE ALSO
     sh(I)



































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