Root path

Bruce Richardson (
Mon, 18 Jan 1999 21:28:41 -0000

Although I do as much work as possible as a user, I do occasionaly use X as 
root.  I notice that (on my set-up, at least - RH 5.1, AS 1.6.6) 
/usr/local/bin is not added to the path when I startx as root.  Is this a 
security feature?

"They want to color the world the color of goose shit!" - MIT economist 
Franklin M. Fisher, testifying about Microsoft's anti-competitive 
practices, United States v. Microsoft, 7th Jan 1999