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Re: Question of safe data passing...

by turnstep (Parson)
on Apr 27, 2001 at 17:52 UTC ( #76090=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Question of safe data passing...

As I've said before, use environment variables. Unless your system is set up very strangely, they are not available in /proc. Then it's simple enough to do something like this:

my $username = $ENV{'LC_MONETARY'}; my $pass = $ENV{'FOOBAR'}';

That way, anyone else on the system can read your script, but it does them no good unless they are logged in to the account with the environment variables.


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Re: Re: Question of safe data passing...
by suaveant (Parson) on Apr 27, 2001 at 17:54 UTC
    if the script is running as you, you can see the environ file in /proc
                    - Ant

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