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Re: The Humor Thief

by AcidHawk (Vicar)
on Mar 13, 2003 at 05:47 UTC ( #242590=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to The Humor Thief

This old node of mine had some really great replies.

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[Corion]: Yeah, I just did su -; perl -wle "print getlogin" and it still printed corion
LanX YT auto-caption: "The Uk sends a breakfast negotiator to brothels"
[tye]: cool. For some reason I couldn't remember it nor come up with a good search strategy (other than crowd sourcing).
[davido]: hm, that seems to also survive $< manipulations @corion so good call.
[Corion]: tye: I also more randomly stumbled over it, as "who am i" unix implementation didn't really provide much help. But Wikipedia linked me to the List of Unix Programs (or something like it), and from there ...
[talexb]: Wasn't Brexit the name of the first Santana album?
[tye]: That's funny, saying getlogin() is less secure. For some uses, it is far superior to getpwuid(), precisely for reasons of security.
[LanX]: search strategy => Perl Functions by Category
[Corion]: ... I found discussion of the who utility and that it uses the POSIX 2008 getlogin function (but that function was available much earlier and thus even exists in Perl, as a search for getlogin on CPAN brought up Perl 5.26 as first hit
[tye]: oh, LanX, but I was thinking that it was not a function that Perl provided.

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