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Bug#519339: ITP: tmux -- an alternative to screen, licensed under 3-BSD

On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 09:43:37PM +0000, Steve Kemp wrote:
> On Thu Mar 12, 2009 at 22:37:41 +0100, Karl Ferdinand Ebert wrote:
> > - a more usable status line syntax, with the ability to display the first line
> >   of output of a specific command;
>   That is also possible in GNU Screen.
> > - a cleaner, modern, easily extended, BSD-licensed codebase.
>   That would be a nice bonus.  Frankly the GNU Screen codebase
>  is very messy.  (I've worked with it a fair bit.)
> > > The design of tmux seems less secure, too.
> >
> > In which way is it less secure?
>   I've not looked at this at all -  but the idea of shared sockets
>  in /tmp which I recall from a previous message in the thread jumped out
>  at me as being a recipe for symlink attacks, if nothing else.

Screen does that too, so that would hardly be less secure than screen.


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