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Re: Arbitrary command execution in shell - by design!

From: Léa Gris
Subject: Re: Arbitrary command execution in shell - by design!
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2021 22:45:19 +0200
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on 29/10/2021 at 21:33, Greg Wooledge wrote :

Making bash *less horrible* to use for programming purposes doesn't
qualify as "lameness" in my book.  Even if it does "enable" people to
use shells for unsuited purposes, I'd still much rather have indexed
and associative arrays (bash) than not have them at all (sh).  There
are several *suitable* tasks for which they are immensely useful.

So much good words Greg. And many thanks to you for your valuable Wiki.

Thank you for giving credit where credit is due.

If you think there might be security concerns, beyond genuine human errors, this is a red flag to avoid shell scripts and find a more suitable language/tool for this task.

Léa Gris

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