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Re: PATH/tr/basename mystery

by gellyfish (Monsignor)
on Apr 14, 2005 at 12:03 UTC ( #447723=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to PATH/tr/basename mystery

To add a bit to the other replies, where your local MTA is sendmail then the mailq command is essentially an alias to sendmail -bp and so emptying $PATH shouldn't cause a problem, however some other MTAs operate differently and only provide the mailq command for compatibility with sendmail - in these places it is likely that mailq is a shell script (as you have seen), your best bet is not to set the $ENV{PATH} to '' but to set it to some (relatively) safe valuee such as '/bin:/usr/bin'. Alternatively you could edit the mailq script to provide the full path for the commands it can't find.

/J\

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