I love it when you learn something that is fundamental to how you do work. I have always noticed that emacs always read my /home/me/.emacs when I would su to root… (But, I never investigated it…) Well, yesterday I learned that:
“The optional argument - may be used to provide an environment similar to what the user would expect had the user logged in directly.” — su man page
Now, that is cool!
With a little side of applesauce...
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