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11/3/71SU (I)

NAME su -- become privileged user
SYNOPSIS su password
DESCRIPTION su allows one to become the super--user, who has all sortsof marvelous powers. In order for su to do its magic, the

user must pass as an argument a password. If the passwordis 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

SEE_ALSO shell
DIAGNOSTICS "Sorry" if password is wrong
OWNER dmr, ken