Re: Bug#1774: <paths.h>: _PATH_DEFPATH contains `.'
On Sat, 28 Oct 1995, Ian Jackson wrote:
> #define _PATH_DEFPATH "/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:."
> This should read "/usr/local/bin:/bin:/usr/bin", without the "."
> entry. Quite apart from the security implications, teaching new users
> always to run their programs with "./foo" will stop them getting very
> confused when they call their programs "test" :-).
While we're at it, would it be appropriate to have xdm also set this as
the default path?
At the moment it does not, instead dumping in such things as /usr/ucb.
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