Mailinglist Archive: opensuse (3644 mails)

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problem using su
I lose the convenience of having executables and directories listed in
color when I su to root. I log in as "tom" then do su. As tom I get color
listings, but when I su, it's back to b/w. I've read the /etc/profile file and
DIR_COLORS file, but don't know how to activate them when I do su.
And why should aliases defined to user tom disappear when su'ing to
root? User root doesn't have this problem. The color listings work fine.

This is a SuSE 7.2 pro box where it's just me learning some C++ and Qt
(and Linux). I basically don't have a firm concept of what all kicks in and
in what order during Linux boot. And to make matters worse this varies
by distro it seems.

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