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From Marc Slemko <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] protect the environment
Date Tue, 13 Jan 1998 22:10:43 GMT
On Tue, 13 Jan 1998, Dean Gaudet wrote:

> On Tue, 13 Jan 1998, Dean Gaudet wrote:
> >      tz = getenv("TZ");
> Why is TZ special cased?  Isn't this a job for PassEnv?  Doesn't this make
> it impossible for users to control TZ with the documented directives? 

TZ is special cased because it has been around since before PassEnv and is
one of the few variables that "normal" environments may want to pass.  Not
that I have ever been in such a normal environment, but...

I'm not sure that changing it is a great idea...

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