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Could it be a case of short options vs long ones (i.e. -h vs --help)? Either way, I guess I'll just use one for now on. Just doubled my efficiency!!...
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    Could it be a case of short options vs long ones (i.e. -h vs --help)?

    Either way, I guess I'll just use one for now on. Just doubled my efficiency!!
    \"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.\"
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    I have also not seen the double -- used in a switch for su other than help. Even in my RH 9 "Bible" it doesn't mention anything on "su --" . So maybe only Linus knows
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    when i su to root i just type su. If you use a - you pick up the users enviroment variables.

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    Maybe su -- is for old folk who have trouble seeing su -

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    lol, groper.

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    I always use halt to shutdown my linux box.
    You shut down your linux box?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluegroper
    Maybe su -- is for old folk who have trouble seeing su -
    I'm not that old! :P
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