Re: [dev] [PATCH] Check for presence of SHELL environment variable

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Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 16:23:45 +0100

>> I did a quick survey of a number of other terminal emulators: tmux,
>> xterm, GNU screen, rxvt and dvtm all check the SHELL environment
>> variable. Checking SHELL is expected behaviour, and it's a useful one at
>> that.
>> Eric
> Checking SHELL is common behaviour and any user setting SHELL will
> expect their terminal emulator to use it, rather than the value from
> /etc/passwd.
> For those worrying about security, /bin/sh prevents setting SHELL in
> restricted mode.

Ok, I will apply the patch.
Received on Mon Nov 10 2014 - 16:23:45 CET

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