Provided by: sux_1.0.1-6_all bug

NAME

       sux - wrapper around su which will transfer your X credentials

SYNOPSIS

       sux [OPTS] [-] [username] [ARGS]]
       suxterm [OPTS] [-] [username]

DESCRIPTION

       sux  is a wrapper around the standard su command which will transfer your X credentials to
       the target user.

       Note, suxterm forces ARGS to be 'xterm', and will try to launch an xterminal window.

QUICK CALLING

        'sux user' and 'sux - user' behave just like su but transfer $DISPLAY and the X cookies.

OPTIONS

       --untrusted
              To generate an untrusted cookie, see 'xauth'.

       --timeout <period>
              To generate a temporary cookie for <period> seconds, see 'xauth'.

       -m,-p --preserve-environment
              In this case sux will override XAUTHORITY to the so that xauth does not try to  use
              the original user's .Xauthority file (which it obviously could not do anyway due to
              access rights).

       --no-cookies
              Just transfer DISPLAY, not the cookies. You could  do  this  if  you  have  already
              transfered the cookies in a previous invocation of sux.

       --copy-cookies
              Copy  the  cookies using xauth. This is the default method (and only method most of
              the time).

       --use-xauthority
              Instead of transferring the cookies, set the  XAUTHORITY  environment  variable  to
              access  the  original .Xauthority file.  There's a couple caveats with this method.
              First, due to the access right issues it's only usable by root. But  even  then  it
              may  not  work  if  the  .Xauthority  file  is  accessed  via NFS, e.g. if the home
              directories are on NFS (note that  this  is  quite  dangerous  already  since  your
              cookies will travel unencrypted over the network). Then, if root runs commands like
              xauth add/remove, the .Xauthority's ownership will belong to him. This  will  leave
              the  original user in trouble as he will no longer be able to access X! So only use
              this option with great care. Finally, this method does not work if you also want to
              use '--untrusted' or '--timeout'.

       --display
              specify which display to use (in case of having more than one available).

AUTHOR

       Originally  written  by Francois Gouget <fgouget@free.fr> Manpage written by Millis Miller
       <millis@faztek.org>

REPORTING BUGS

       Report bugs to <millis@faztek.org>.

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 2003 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is NO  warranty;  not
       even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

SEE ALSO

       su (1), xauth (1)