Subject: Re: bin/2905: setting environment vars from login
To: Ian Dall <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/07/1996 07:38:43
On Thu, 7 Nov 1996, Ian Dall wrote:

> Why would you sepend half your life writing wrappers? I would have
> thought that long before that point was reached you would have
> realized it would be better to write just one, slightly more complex,
> generic wrapper!

Because I can't give arguments to these wrappers.

> ...however I think the easiest way to do that would be to allow 
> arguments shell arguments in the password file. That way, instead
> of making the shell "/foo/bar/risky", you could make it
> "/usr/bin/env - /foo/bar/risky".

Think of the implications this has for chsh and /etc/shells.


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