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Re: [POSIX conformance] "." looks for file in the current directory

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: [POSIX conformance] "." looks for file in the current directory
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2008 11:20:54 +0200
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address@hidden writes:

> SUSv3> Some older implementations searched the current directory
> SUSv3> for the file, even if the value of PATH disallowed it. This
> SUSv3> behavior was omitted from this volume of IEEE Std
> SUSv3> 1003.1-2001 due to concerns about introducing the
> SUSv3> susceptibility to trojan horses that the user might be
> SUSv3> trying to avoid by leaving dot out of PATH .

Ironically, the example just before the rationale depends exactly on
finding the file in the current directory.


Andreas Schwab, SuSE Labs, address@hidden
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