Subject: Re: breakage?
To: Brian A. Seklecki <>
From: Eric Haszlakiewicz <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/25/2007 16:58:47
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.

I think you got something backwards there.  You mean that when it _is_
present a "natural security mechanism" is overridden, right?
(that being: you won't accidentally run an incorrect program by being
 in the wrong directory)
Or am I misunderstanding what you're trying to say?