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Re: setting standard fds to console in translator libs

From: Thomas Bushnell, BSG
Subject: Re: setting standard fds to console in translator libs
Date: 24 Aug 2001 16:16:42 -0700
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Roland McGrath <roland@gnu.org> writes:

> > > Or to express things in a different way: If I run a system, I would
> > > probably want to get the stderr output from all translators to go
> > > somewhere. 
> > 
> > Eek!  So basically you are happy with all the users on a multi-user
> > system storing their email in the syslog logs?  Because--trust
> > me--that's what inevitably happens. :)
> Any user can already use syslog on every system I know.
> (For a good time, call "logger -p emerg".)

It depends on the security policy of the machine.  On many systems,
any user can use syslog, but they can't see the messages.

My point is that syslog is a good thing for active translators to try
(and it's certainly better than doing nothing or writing to
/dev/console), but we shouldn't fool ourselves into thinking it's a

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