Re: GNU/Linux stance by Richard Stallman

Alan Cox (
Mon, 29 Mar 1999 13:31:53 +0100 (BST)

> > true and false are bash builtins, so who cares?
> (t)csh users and sysad's using /bin/false for a shell in /etc/passwd

Its generally held to be a better idea to use /dev/null. This avoids
a shell exec and any risk of some clever environment variable attack

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