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User Environment Variables With SU and SUDO (Doc ID 2733910.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 23, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


su and sudo allow to execute commands or shell with a different user.

Depending on how they are invoked the environment variables can change, causing different command results.


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 su - run a command with substitute user and group ID
 sudo - execute a command as another user

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