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Problem with env


From: Sascha Ziemann
Subject: Problem with env
Date: 07 Apr 2001 16:16:19 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.0803 (Gnus v5.8.3) Emacs/20.6

Hi,

the env program does not quote the output by default and there is no
way to tell the program to do so.  This makes the program quite a bit
dangerous.  It is possible to define a value of an environment
variable with a newline:

$ export EVIL='
> FAKE=1'

The output of the env program makes it impossible to distinguish
between real variables and faked variables:

$ env
...
EVIL=
FAKE=1
...

Does POSIX require this behavior?

bis sp├Ąter...
Sascha

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