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Re: Feature Request re: syslog and bashhist


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Feature Request re: syslog and bashhist
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2015 09:19:54 -0400
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On 8/12/15 8:09 AM, Aharon Robbins wrote:
> In article <address@hidden>,
> aixtools  <address@hidden> wrote:
>> In short, having it included in ./configure simply give it much more 
>> visibility - and perhaps adoption.
> 
> Personally, I think that having bash send executed commands to syslog
> is an invasion of privacy; I'm surprised such a feature is even there
> at all...

And this is why it's not easy to turn on.  It's there for that small
set of system administrators who need it to satisfy some external
auditing requirement (in some cases legally required) -- that's why it's
available in the first place.

-- 
``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/



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