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ssu - allow unprivileged user to become root
ssu [-f | -m | -l | -c command]
The ssu command allows an unprivileged user to become root on the local
machine without changing his SFS credentials. ssu invokes the command
su to become root. Thus, the access and password checks needed to
become root are identical to those of the local operating system’s su
command. ssu also runs /usr/local/lib/sfs-0.8pre/newaid to alter the
group list so that SFS can recognize the root shell as belonging to the
-m These options are passed through to the su command.
-l This option causes the newly spawned root shell to behave like a
Tells ssu to tell su to run command rather than running a shell.
dirsearch(1), newaid(1), rex(1), sfsagent(1), sfskey(1), sfs_config(5),
sfs_hosts(5), sfs_srp_params(5), sfs_users(5), sfsauthd_config(5),
sfscd_config(5), sfsrosd_config(5), sfsrwsd_config(5), sfssd_config(5),
sfs_environ(7), funmount(8), nfsmounter(8), sfsauthd(8), sfscd(8), sfs‐
rosd(8), sfsrwcd(8), sfsrwsd(8), sfssd(8), vidb(8)
The full documentation for SFS is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If
the info and SFS programs are properly installed at your site, the com‐
mand info SFS should give you access to the complete manual.
For updates, documentation, and software distribution, please see the
SFS website at http://www.fs.net/.
Note, ssu does not work on some versions of Linux because of a bug in
Linux. To see if this bug is present, run the command su root -c ps.
If this command stops with a signal, your su command is broken and you
cannot use ssu.