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31.Dd November 2, 2011
32.Dt SU 1
33.Os
34.Sh NAME
35.Nm su
36.Nd switch user identity
37.Sh SYNOPSIS
38.Nm
39.Op Ar login Op Ar ...
40.Sh DESCRIPTION
41The
42.Nm
43utility starts a shell under the identity of the user specified by the
44first argument on the command line.
45If no user is specified, the default is
46.Dq root .
47.Pp
48Any additional command-line arguments are passed as-is to the shell.
49.Pp
50The requesting user is authenticated using the
51.Dq su
52PAM policy.
53.Sh IMPLEMENTATION NOTES
54The
55.Nm
56utility is provided with the OpenPAM library as a sample application
57and should not be used in production systems.
58.Sh SEE ALSO
59.Xr openpam 3 ,
60.Xr pam 3
61.Sh AUTHORS
62The
63.Nm
64utility and this manual page were written by
65.An Dag-Erling Sm\(/orgrav Aq Mt des@des.no .
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