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Re: stuff in ~/bin won't run



2009/1/13 Steve Kemp <skx@debian.org>:
> On Tue Jan 13, 2009 at 21:08:02 +0200, Dotan Cohen wrote:
>
>> Why is that dangerous? Because if your account is compromised then
>> critical system programs (ls, cd, and the like) can be easily replaced
>> with compromised versions. Putting your own bin at the end of the path
>> is meant to thwart this.
>
>  If your account is compromised then why do you imagine your
>  settings will be untouched?
>

Exactly, this is the fallacy.

>  People typically put their ~/bin directory first, precisely
>  so that they can override system-wide commands.
>

Exactly.

>  As for why it didn't work - the OP seemed to have said:
>
>    PATH = ...
>
>  (ie.  Spaces around the equals sign.  This will not work.)
>

I gave him an example of a valid .bash_profile file.

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