Subject: Why is dot in the PATH?
To: None <>
From: John Hawkinson <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/02/1994 04:35:43
Why does /bin/sh use a default PATH of :/bin:/usr/bin?

(/usr/src/bin/sh/var.c, line 99)

If we're going to print notices like "warning: running as root
with . in PATH", it seems a little silly to ship /bin/sh that
way... Does anything actually depend upon that behavior?

John Hawkinson