These tools are required to be able to login and use your system. The
login program invokes your user shell and enables command execution. The
newgrp program is used to change your effective group ID (useful for
workgroup type situations). The su program allows changing your effective
user ID (useful being able to execute commands as another user).
shadow (1:4.0.15-5) unstable; urgency=low
* commands passed in argument to su must use su's -c option and must quote
the command if it contains a space, as in:
su - root -c "ls -l /"
The following commands won't work anymore:
su - root -c ls -l /
su - root "ls -l /"
su - root ls -l /
-- Christian Perrier <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sat, 8 Apr 2006 20:11:38 +
$Id: NEWS 3279 2010-08-29 19:02:41Z nekral-guest $
shadow-126.96.36.199 -> shadow-4.1.5 UNRELEASED
* report usage error to stderr, but report usage help to stdout (and return
zero) when explicitly requested (e.g. with --help).
* initial support for tcb (http://openwall.com/tcb/) for useradd,
userdel, usermod, chage, pwck, vipw.
* Added support for ACLs and Extended Attribut