[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: cron 4.1-1
Wed Apr 11 15:17:00 GMT 2007
On 11-Apr-2007 17:08, Michael Schaap wrote:
> On 11-Apr-2007 16:51, Pierre A. Humblet wrote:
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Michael Schaap"
>> To: <email@example.com>
>> Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 10:42 AM
>> Subject: ***[Possible UCE]*** Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: cron 4.1-1
>> | On 11-Apr-2007 16:30, Pierre A. Humblet wrote:
>> | > | "[ -e /usr/sbin/sendmail ]" is true when a symlink
>> | > | "/usr/sbin/sendmail.exe" exists.
>> | >
>> | > Precisely if "[ -e /usr/sbin/sendmail ]" is true then
>> | > || ln -sf /usr/bin/cronlog /usr/sbin/sendmail
>> | > shouldn't run.
>> | >
>> | Indeed it doesn't. But then:
>> | [ -e /usr/sbin/sendmail ] && rm -f /usr/sbin/sendmail.exe
>> | does run.
>> | Â– Michael
>> | (I can't stand that syntax, by the way. It's so much easier to see
>> | what's going on when you use a proper "if"...)
>> Except if that if /usr/sbin/sendmail.exe did exist in the first place
>> (not a dangling link) then cronlog would not have been linked,
>> for the same reason:
>> [ -e /usr/sbin/sendmail -o -e /usr/sbin/sendmail.exe ]
>> and thus the rm -f would not do anything except possibly remove
>> a dangling symlink. I still don't understand what happened.
> Okay, I have a symlink
> sendmail.exe -> /usr/sbin/ssmtp.exe
> The following code:
> [ -e /usr/sbin/sendmail -o -e /usr/sbin/sendmail.exe ] ||
> ln -sf /usr/bin/cronlog /usr/sbin/sendmail
> does nothing, since "-e /usr/sbin/sendmail.exe" is true.
> Then this code runs:
> [ -e /usr/sbin/sendmail ] && rm -f /usr/sbin/sendmail.exe
> and *does* "rm -f /usr/sbin/sendmail.exe", since "-e
> /usr/sbin/sendmail.exe" is (still) true.
Make that: ..., since "-e /usr/sbin/sendmail" is true.
> I'd just rewrite this as a proper "if". Much easier to read and
> (I don't really see what you're trying to do with that last statement
> anyway. In which situation is it supposed to do something useful?)
> Â– Michael
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