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Re^2: Bug in perl command line processing?

by EvanCarroll (Chaplain)
on May 22, 2012 at 20:54 UTC ( #971872=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Bug in perl command line processing?
in thread Bug in perl command line processing?

Right that is obviously what is doing, but is that safe for Perl and not the shell to break apart an argument on spaces? This seems dangerous. You now need to sanitize your backup-character-extensions for space characters because perl may otherwise execute it as code?



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Comment on Re^2: Bug in perl command line processing?
Re^3: Bug in perl command line processing?
by sauoq (Abbot) on May 22, 2012 at 21:00 UTC

    I think you found a real bug. And, sure, there are security implications. Theoretically, anyway. There are probably not that many places where this poses a real security threat. There's more potential for it to cause things to break and leave people scratching their heads though.

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