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Re: Fw: su in X

On Wed, Apr 11, 2001 at 11:05:16AM +0100, Dave Whiteley wrote:
> I presume that this is a one off fix. You need to do it each time you
> su?
> On 11-Apr-2001 Karsten M. Self wrote:
> > Instead, as root:
> > 
> >     $ xauth -merge ~$user/.xauthority
> > 
> > ...for appropriate values of $user.

Someone recently suggested to put 

if [ ! "$USER" = "root" ]; then
    export XAUTHORITY=/home/$USER/.Xauthority

in root's .bashrc, which gives you this permission whenever you su
(but not "su -", which resets USER).


There's no point in being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes.
		-- Dr. Who

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