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Re: [vox-tech] Inheriting env variables when you do a su
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Re: [vox-tech] Inheriting env variables when you do a su

Thanks all!  Got *this* one sorted out, at least.

> "Richard Crawford" <rscrawford@mossroot.com> writes:
>> Say, for instance, I have a startup script that looks something like
>> this:
>> SPIFFY_VAR=/home/stuff
>> .
>> .
>> .
>> su process_user -c "SPIFFY_VAR=$SPIFFY_VAR"
>> Is there a way for process_user to inherit the value of SPIFFY_VAR
>> when I do the su so that I don't have to redeclare them constantly? It
>> just seems like it would cut down on the number of errors I might end
>> up making.
> Like this?
>      bash-2.05b$ export foo=bar
>      bash-2.05b$ echo $foo
>      bar
>      bash-2.05b$ su -m
>      Password:
>      su-2.05b# echo $foo
>      bar
> --
> Ricardo Anguiano
> http://www.codesourcery.com
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