SU (VIII)                    1/20/73                    SU (VIII)

NAME            su  --  become privileged user

SYNOPSIS        su

DESCRIPTION     su allows one to become the super-user, who has

                all sorts of marvelous (and correspondingly dan-

                gerous) powers.  In order for su to do its magic,

                the user must supply a password.  If the password

                is correct, su will execute the shell with the

                UID set to that of the super-user.  To restore

                normal UID privileges, type an end-of-file to the

                super-user shell.

                To remind the super-user of his responsibilities,

                the shell substitutes "#" for its usual prompt


FILES           --

SEE ALSO        sh(I)

DIAGNOSTICS     "Sorry" if password is wrong

BUGS            --