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setting Sticky bit on perl script

Posted by hugo_owen (hugo_owen), 20 September 2005
I have created a wrapper script in csh to grab UID which then runs as root passing the UID to the Perl script. This is not working because of Perl's security (Insecure ENV etc....). I had a look around the web and it looks like Perl has it's own wrap UID which I think would solve this problem.

Any Idea's

Many Thanks

Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 21 September 2005
Oh yikes ... I would have to start experimenting with this one ... no immediate clues personally but I know that a couple of other readers and occasional posters may have the odd thought.  

Posted by hugo_owen (hugo_owen), 21 September 2005
Quick update, I have found the Perl wrapper its called and it basically compiles a C program which then calls the Perl script. However it still does not work - been looking around the web and it looks like this is Perl's built in security and nothing can be done. This is a right pain as this is a complex archiving script which has taken ages to complete but |I can't use it. I think it has to be written in C.......

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