[OS X TeX] TeXLive 2006 (MacTeX) is not detected...

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Jan 3 10:47:40 EST 2007

On Jan 3, 2007, at 9:16 AM, Franck Pastor wrote:

> But according to Herb Schulz, adding "." (the current directory) in  
> the contents of my PATH variable could create security gap... Why?


Suppose there happens to exist a command in the present directory  
called foo that does nothing but `rm -fr *` and you are expecting to  
execute a command foo that exists in a later part of the PATH.  
Executing foo in that directory will, unexpectedly, destroy all files  
and sub-directories of that directory. This is a bit far fetched but  
I think you get the idea.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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