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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: OpenSSH-5.1p1-6 (-7)

On Fri, Nov 07, 2008 at 01:37:44PM -0800, Herb Maeder wrote:
>On 07 Nov 2008 12:00:56 +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:   
>> This is a bugfix release which fixes a bug in the ssh-host-config script
>> which stumbles over user names with a substring of "ssh" in them and
>> thinks that ssh processes are still running.
>Is the intent now to catch only processes named 'sshd'?  If so, the
>current "grep -q 'sshd*$'" may still be a little too loose.  For example, 
>it could match stuff like "/home/user/flosshdd".  Ok, maybe not likely, 
>but still it would cause the script to end in an error.
>Assuming we can depend on "ps -ef" always printing full path names without 
>any arguments, then "grep -q '/sshd$'" might do the trick.  Is there any
>reason to catch multiple trailing d's?

It's possible that Corinna was looking for zero or more d's.

So, something like grep -qP '/sshd?' would accommodate that.


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