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Old 04-19-2005, 09:35 AM   #1
kaon
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PATH appended with . ?


Hi all,

In the last few lines of /etc/profile, I saw:

# For non-root users, add the current directory to the search path:
if [ ! # For non-root users, add the current directory to the search path:
if [ ! "`id -u`" = "0" ]; then
PATH="$PATH:."
fi

I checked that I did not add these few lines by myself. As I remembered, adding . to the $PATH could cause problematic issue like infamous security problem "loop-hole", so should we leave them?

Correct me if I am wrong.

Thanks.
 
Old 04-19-2005, 09:48 AM   #2
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The lines are there by default. It never caused any harm to me when I had them enabled.
 
  


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