.desktop files and security
Posted Apr 6, 2006 21:17 UTC (Thu) by jmorris42
In reply to: .desktop files and security
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> So yeah, this is quite bad. I say that making .desktop files into real
> #! scripts with an executable bit is the way to go.
Plus by beating them over the head over this we just might impress on the clowns making the desktop environments that there is some value in retaining UNIX culture. This is a perfect example of the saying "Those who do not understand UNIX end up reinventing it... poorly." There are reasons for those executable bits, obviously some GNOME didn't understand that. And if it is 'executable' it should be runnable from a shell so it needs the #!. Again, the graphical folk have this religious belief that the command line is bad, and their ultimate goal is to eliminate it. We who believe in UNIX, everything is a file, yada yada have to push back hard now or admit defeat and load OpenBSD.
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