Re: su Error

Rodrigo Adel de Freitas (
Tue, 20 Apr 1999 10:02:59 -0300

Dear Srs.,

I'm sorry if I was vague. What I was trying to say was that, when we log on a
regular user, normaly we are in his home directory. At the time we command 'su'
with another regular user, this new user may do not have rights in that directory.
This means that we now have to change to a valid directory, that was what I sad,
the new user's home.

If you have any other questions, please tell me.

Rodrigo Adel.

SoloCDM wrote:

> Rodrigo Adel de Freitas wrote:
> > I had this error, but the /home/<user> above was the first user that
> > logged in. So, it's right, I have to change to the new user's home.
> >
> > SoloCDM wrote:
> >
> > > Why did the following happen?
> > >
> > > su - <user>
> > > Unable to cd to "/home/<user>"
> This is the second time you've sent this message. Are you asking _or_ telling?
> If you're asking, then please be more specific with your questions. Changing
> to a "new user's home" is too vague. What are you trying to accomplish?
> *************************************************************************
> Signed,
> Daniel D. Munden
> P.'S. Detailed Documentation(s) and Sample(s) are more than welcome.

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-net" in
the body of a message to