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Re: [linux-security] Things NOT to put in root's crontab
From: jlewis () inorganic5 fdt net (Jon Lewis)
Date: Wed, 22 May 1996 14:52:09 -0400


On Wed, 22 May 1996, Dan Cross wrote:

I was under the impression that find(1) didn't follow symbolic links?
Thus, one wouldn't ``find'' /etc/passwd if there was a link to /etc
from somewhere in /tmp.

Please don't tell me that Linux (or, more precisely, GNU) broke this.  :-)

I just did some quick tests on one of my linux boxes, using GNU find
version 4.1...and the default is to not follow symlinks unless you tell
it to with -follow.



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