future of su

Thomas Wolff towo@towo.net
Tue May 29 20:58:00 GMT 2012

Am 29.05.2012 17:37, schrieb Eric Blake:
> Upstream coreutils is considering completely dropping su, in favor of
> having util-linux provide su across all GNU/Linux distros.  Right now,
> cygwin's su.exe comes from coreutils, but with a cygwin-specific patch,
> and it still doesn't do quite what users are used to from a Linux
> perspective.  Is it better to completely drop su from cygwin, or should
> I coordinate with the util-linux maintainer to hand control of su out of
> coreutils and over to util-linux?
Why would you drop it completely? It's an essential tool, especially in 
a Windows environment.
I was quite delighted when I discovered that it works here as expected; 
I don't use it often but when I do it's extremely useful.

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