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From Rob Hartill <>
Subject Re: indexing suggestion
Date Thu, 13 Apr 1995 09:16:50 GMT

> I noticed that you have :
> PATH=.:/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/users/hartill/bin:/usr/bin/X11:/etc
> You really shouldn't have the . path first in the list.  Besides being
> bad practice from a security stand point, we found on hoohoo that our 
> uptime script did a `which uptime` first, and found itself, called itself
> in a loop, and did a fair job of crashing the machine (not quite, but
> damn hard to find, esp. when we thought it was a bug in the server).

I noticed that with some NCSA bundled scripts.

It shouldn't be picking up my path for this anyway - will have to
fix that.

I'll move my "." elsewhere.


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