su - qto switch. Seemed like a good idea at the time.
The problem is that
/dev/pts/*is owned by "s" since apparently it gets created when "s" first logs in. Now as "q" I can't use things like
screenbecause the permissions on
/dev/pts/*are not "permissive" enough. I could probably find a way to open up the permissions, but that doesn't seem quite right. What I really want is to have "q" create it's own
/dev/pts/*owned by "q".
For the longest time I couldn't find a way to get this done. Then yesterday it occurred to me to try
sudo logininstead of
su - qand that actually works! You can't do
loginby itself, it'll complain, but
sudo loginseems fine. So my problem is apparently fixed, although now I do wonder if there are any security problems with my new approach to switching users. Anyone?