Subject: Re: CRITICAL ** Holes in default cron jobs ** CRITICAL
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Warner Losh <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/03/1997 21:14:07
In message <> Jason Thorpe writes:
: What, precicely, do these new options do?  They're only valuable
: if they're necessary (i.e. why add a new option if you don't have do? :-)

They create a stream of tokens separated by NULs so that you can't
spoof xargs into removing the wrong file (say by having a directory
called " etc" that has a file passwd in it).