How do I launch a root shell from within Eterm?

It is sometimes useful to spawn a UNIX shell from within an Eterm session. Here is the procedure:

  • From within your active Eclipse session in Eterm
  • Press F2
  • Press T to launch the TCL shell
  • Type the following to launch a UNIX shell:
  • Type the following to escalate the shell to superuser (root) mode:
    su -
  • Enter the root user’s password when prompted
  • You are now at the root (#) prompt
  • To exit, type:
  • Press ESC at the TCL (;) prompt
Note: the user logged into Eclipse must have access to TCL, and you must know the root password.

For further reference, view a screencast of this procedure.

Unable to display content. Adobe Flash is required.