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

Franck Pastor pastor at fusl.ac.be
Wed Jan 3 11:04:31 EST 2007

Le 03-janv.-07 à 16:47, Herbert Schulz a écrit :

> 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?
> Howdy,
> 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)

Thanks to you and Victor Ivrii for warning me, I was not aware of  
that risk !

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