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Re: su

> 	when i log on directly or using `su -' the .bash_profile in my
> home directory gets executed . But when i just `su' into my login then
> nothing happens . Is there any file that bash looks for when i su into my
> login ?  
> 	I need a solution desperately...
> cheers
> cheedu

When u su, the only thing that is being done is executing a shell with the
euid of the user you are suing as.:-)
The shell is simply executed. It's like typing

bash <enter>

It doesn't run the .bash_profile and all your local settings don't work.