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Re: * : < > in search field cause crash

From: Bill Moseley <moseley(at)>
Date: Wed Apr 12 2000 - 05:47:42 GMT
At 02:51 PM 04/11/00 -0700, Ron Samuel Klatchko wrote:
>How exactly are you invoking SWISH-E?  My guess is that you are doing it
>with some sort of front end CGI script which invokes SWISH-E via
>system().  System invokes the Bourne shell which processes the command
>line.  Those characters caused the shell to attempt to do certain things
>to the command line which are not what you want done.

>You need to cleanse your output before sending it through the shell. 

There's also good instructions in perldoc perlipc on "Safe Pipe Opens" to
avoid the shell completely.

Bill Moseley
Received on Wed Apr 12 01:49:14 2000