[RC5] Linux

Orthanc orthanc at subdimension.com
Sun Apr 21 14:39:09 EDT 2002


Probably worth pointing out that if you only have one User (eg a home
machine) there is no reason not to put . in your path.

Orthanc
----- Original Message -----
From: "TimO" <hairballmt at mcn.net>
To: <rc5 at lists.distributed.net>
Sent: Saturday, April 20, 2002 2:02 PM
Subject: Re: [RC5] Linux


> Carl Inglis wrote:
> >
> > On Friday 19 April 2002  8:43 pm, you wrote:
> > <snip>
> >
> > > > since it's considered to be a security risk by some.
> > <snip>
> > > Why do you consider "set path = ( $path . )" or "set path = ( $path
> > > $home )"  to be a workaround or a security risk?
> >
> > I didn't say I did. I said "...by some."
> >
> > It's funny - I had expected that if I had posted the useful info on how
to
> > do it, I would be flamed. I didn't expect a (very minor flicker of a
> > hint of) flame for *not* posting it! :-)
> >
> > Personally, I feel it's a bad practice to get into. In part for reasons
> > which another poster has noted, and in part because it forces me to
think
> > about where the script/binary/whatever that I am about to run has come
> > from.
> >
> > Carl
> > --
>
> Nope, not even a flicker of a flame; just a question.  After reading
> some of the other posts; I've even come up with some more likely
> scenerios than those listed.  I've just always added . last and I
> never assume that a non-standard binary on one system will be
> available on another.  Points have been well taken, however. :-)
>
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