[Techtalk] Re: su

Ganesh Swami ganesh at iamganesh.com
Wed Aug 13 19:22:23 EST 2003


On Wed, 13 Aug 2003, Telsa Gwynne wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 13, 2003 at 12:56:05PM +0200 or thereabouts, Hamster wrote:
> > > At least I finally understand why I have to give a full path to use sbin


> When I am on as user1 and see that user2 has mail then doing
> "su - user2" is much quicker than starting up another ssh session.
> (I believe you can do "ssh user2 at localhost mutt" just to read
> mail as that second user, but it's a lot longer to type!)

	I do that all the time.

	I like Evolution as a mail client, but do not have it installed on
my machine, but on my brothers'. I run evolution remotely by the command:

	ssh -f OTHERMACHINE at NETWORK evolution

	I've made a shortcut to a script containing the above command. But,
one annoying thing is that it asks you for the password. This can be
overcome by using a public key.

	My brother doesn't even know !


> Telsa

Ganesh Swami

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