This one time, at band camp, Jorge Santos said: > Hello, when I do a 'su -' to root I get '?' instead of accented > characters when doing, for example an 'ls'. This only happens with > 'su -', not with regular logins nor with 'su' (without the '-'), it > also appear to be independent of the shell used and the terminal > emulator used (it also happens in the console). > > Any ideas why this may be? Presumably you have locale settings in your .bashrc, or .bash_profile. When you su (no -), you get a root shell that inherits the environment that spawned it, so your $PATH and environment stay the same. When you su - root, you get a brand new root shell, that only sources .profile and others in the /root directory. I assume root doesn't have those same locale settings. HTH, Steve -- This is a good time to punt work.
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