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su and commands are no longer echoed

From: bonminh lam
Subject: su and commands are no longer echoed
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 23:01:23 +0200
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I found your email address in the man pages for the su command that is shipped with Redhat Linux 7.2. First I have to say that I am not sure if the problem is with Linux 2.4.7-10smp. However let me describe the problem:

When I start a terminal emulator using xterm as a non root user (running under KDE), things are fine. The commands I typed are echoed immediately. But whenever I issue the su command, with or without the -l option, I commands I typed in are no longer echoed. However, the output of the commands is visible. That leads to the question: what setting is changed beside the uid with the command?

Of course it could be that is some funny code in xterm that decides to stop echoing when it finds out that uid is root. Maybe I will direct the problem to the xterm team as well.

Anyway I would appreciate if you could shed some light into this mystery. Thanks.

Bonminh Lam

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