Subject: Re: build.sh breakage?
To: Brian A. Seklecki <email@example.com>
From: David Laight <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/25/2007 20:22:08
On Sun, Mar 25, 2007 at 12:36:22PM -0500, Brian A. Seklecki wrote:
> > /home/paul/bin:/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/X11R6/bin:\
> > /usr/pkg/bin:/usr/pkg/sbin:/usr/games:/usr/local/bin: \
> > /usr/local/sbin:.
> I once had my life (well, life of my livelihood) threatened by a
> very .....imposing (politically correct) female system administrator for
> putting "." in my $PATH.
> It not being present overrides one of the natural security mechanisms
> present in UNIX-like environments.
Actually it usually does no harm as the last item, and the scripts
shouldn't barf at that.
They can also report the actual item causing grief.
David Laight: email@example.com