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UGU: Unix Guru Universe - Unix Tip #4554- August 30, 2013 - Home : Help : Today's Tip
Unix Tip #4554- August 30, 2013

SUSPEND YOURSELF


Do you hate always having to type: /bin/su root
Do you wish you only had to do it once?

Well, here is a way to "suspend" root and bring it back.

Use the "suspend" and "fg" commands to switch
from root to login ID, and back to root:

foo 15% /bin/su
Password:
foo 1#
foo 2# suspend
stopped
foo 16% fg
/bin/su
foo 3#

And that's it.....

Set and alias in root's .cshrc or .profile to shorten
the word "suspend" if that is too much to type.

alias sus 'suspend'

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