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Re^6: system call windows

by BrowserUk (Patriarch)
on Mar 10, 2019 at 21:40 UTC ( #1231101=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^5: system call windows
in thread system call windows

Hence my usual advice to just avoid the shell

Hm. Sounds a little like advising people to wear condoms at all times rather than just when appropriate.


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Re^7: system call windows
by haukex (Bishop) on Mar 10, 2019 at 23:01 UTC
    Hence my usual advice to just avoid the shell [... and only use it if one knows what one is doing.]
    Sounds a little like advising people to wear condoms at all times rather than just when appropriate.

    That's a pretty good analogy for what I said: If one knows and trusts one's user, one doesn't need to "wear a condom" and can put their input into the shell unprotected (although it can still be useful to prevent accidents). But if one is going to be sleeping with the entire internet...

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