Avoiding /etc/passwd and /etc/group scans

Pierre A. Humblet Pierre.Humblet@ieee.org
Tue Oct 22 14:30:00 GMT 2002


Christopher Faylor wrote:

> Argh.  I'd like cygwin to be always able to execute a file with an .exe
> extension. 

Who gets the x right? Everyone? 

> I don't suppose there is any way to do that short of essentially
> doing a chmod +x on the file, right?

Right.

About the shell scripts, I will look at you patch tonight.
Why do you want to be different from regular Unix and report x
just because the file starts with #! ?
Why not force the user to chmod +x the scripts, for them to be
executable?

Pierre



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