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I can see this discussion has somehow gone off on a tangent.

This approach was NOT (repeat: NOT) ever meant for USERS to see, much less use.

It is, temporarily, a way to:
  • find out the cwd (e.g., by running 'pwd'), for example, in order to install some script you got from somewhere that needs to know where it is installed,
  • unpack a gzipped tarball you just FTP'ed onto a site ('zcat whatever.tar.gz|tar -xvf -'),
  • determine the version of perl you're running ('perl -V')
  • etc.

Once again, this is not for users. It is for me, the developer!

dmm


You can give a man a fish and feed him for a day ...
Or, you can teach him to fish and feed him for a lifetime

In reply to Re: (dmm): Run arbitrary UNIX commands on webserver without telnet by dmmiller2k
in thread Run arbitrary UNIX commands on webserver without telnet by dmmiller2k

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