/sbin not in path in su?

Elliot Lee sopwith at redhat.com
Tue Dec 16 16:18:38 UTC 2003

On Tue, 16 Dec 2003, Mike Evans wrote:

> Since ifconfig is in /sbin and I was su, why wouldn't /sbin be in my 
> PATH?  I'm not only confused about that, but how to remedy the 
> situation.  Thanks for the help.

To get the login environment for root, do 'su -'. Plain 'su' keeps the 
existing environment from your user account.

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