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Re: GNU Sharutils and security

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: GNU Sharutils and security
Date: Fri, 02 Jul 2004 06:57:53 -0700
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Bruce Korb <address@hidden> writes:

> I doubt obsoleting shar will help much either, other than, perhaps, making
> yet another warning

Yes, but warnings help to get the word out.  That's the point.

>   #!/bin/echo 
> Please_do_not_use_the_shell_to_evalue_this_file,_use_GNU_unshar_instead. ; \

That's not as good, since many operating systems have limits on the
size of the first line.

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