A request to segregate man pages for shell built-ins

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Thu Oct 26 23:25:00 UTC 2017

Polytropon <freebsd at edvax.de> writes:

> Yes, this is true as long as the script uses [ or test. Some do
> explicitely call /bin/test. I'm almost sure this isn't true anymore
> on today's modern FreeBSD, but older UNIX scripts occassionally
> were constructed in such a way that they called the binaries
> explicitely with the full path. Maybe this has been some portability
> issue.

It's more of a security issue. If you call it with the full path,
you know, absolutely, which flavor of the command will be used.

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