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Re: How to make emacs stop trying to load /home/sb/.emacs after su to ro


From: tomas
Subject: Re: How to make emacs stop trying to load /home/sb/.emacs after su to root?
Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2019 21:15:32 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Tue, Jul 09, 2019 at 09:00:11PM +0200, Tomas Nordin wrote:
> Perry Smith <address@hidden> writes:

[...]

> >> How can I make emacs stop loading the original user's .emacs when
> >> logged in as root?
> >
> > Can you do “id” after you do the su?  Usually “su - root” is the suggested 
> > method.
> > The ‘-‘ causes the users environment to get loaded or something.  Never 
> > looked
> > too deep into it.
> 
> After su;
> 
> # id
> uid=0(root) gid=0(root) groups=0(root)
> 
> After su - root;
> 
> # id
> uid=0(root) gid=0(root) groups=0(root)
> 
> but after this latter way of getting root emacs did not try to load
> /home/tomas/.emacs
> 
> Just metooing

Have you checked the environment? What does $HOME say? (although the
"su -" part lets one expect that the HOME var is set anew: checking
won't hurt :-)

Cheers
-- t

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