More VMS

From: Andreas Freiherr <>
Date: Thu Mar 28 13:33:58 2002

Ahem, ...

Paul Thompson wrote:
> There is a utility called persona that will work on recent versions of
> VMS which effectively works like su. You would need to install it with
> priv's in order not to be running those priv's needed to run it in your
> usual account.

Not too much of a concern for private use, but be careful if doing so in
a sensitive environment: this can open a BIG security hole!

This utility were far better off if it would ask for a password and
compare to the SYSUAF before letting you become SYSTEM, as the
originally asked-for "su -" would do, too.

> LINK PERSONA.MAR (LINK/SYSEXE on alpha, as I recall)

(from another post:)

> > >LINK PERSONA.MAR (LINK/SYSEXE on alpha, as I recall)

Or simply


After all, that's what default file types were invented for! ;-)

The PERSONA system services appeared in VMS V6.2, so this is the minimum
version for this utility to work.

Andreas Freiherr
Vishay Semiconductor GmbH, Heilbronn, Germany
Received on Thu Mar 28 2002 - 13:33:58 GMT

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