Security question

David Fletcher dave at
Tue Dec 17 00:05:25 UTC 2013

On Mon, 2013-12-16 at 15:56 -0800, Bob wrote:
> I am fairly new to Linux so I have been reading "A Practical Guide to Linux
> Commands, Editors and Shell Programming",  In the book they say that it is a
> security issue to place the working directory and/or the home directory at the
> front of the PATH.  Is this true?  If it is why does Ubuntu put the home
> directory first in the PATH?
> -- 
> Robert Blair

Not seeing that here:-
dave at Tosh-NB520:~$ echo $PATH
dave at Tosh-NB520:~$ 

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