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New chapter "Security Considerations" in the findutils manual

From: James Youngman
Subject: New chapter "Security Considerations" in the findutils manual
Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2004 10:11:56 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.3.28i

The GNU findutils manual now contains a new chapter, "Security
Considerations".  It tries to explain the potential security pitfalls
surrounding GNU find, xargs and locate (or, in fact for the most part,
any version of find etc. that complies with the POSIX standard).

Along with the usual set of bugfixes, this is the major unreleased
change in GNU findutils.  I plan to make a release in the next four
days or so.  If you have a moment, I'd be grateful if you could give
me your thoughts on the new chapter.  I have tried to steer a line
between unreadably detailed and too vague to be useful in
understanding the problems.  Although the new chapter is not intended
to be exhaustive, if there is a significant issue I have overlooked,
please let me know.

You can get the updated manual via anonymous CVS access (see
http://savannah.gnu.org/cvs/?group=findutils) or yuo can download just
the updated find.texi file from

Thanks for any comments.


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