[tex-live] Status of restricted \write18 and epstopdf conversion

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Tue Oct 27 02:18:12 CET 2009

On Di, 27 Okt 2009, Alexander Cherepanov wrote:
> Try this:

Honestly I see that going into a *stupid* direction.

bash is distributed and still you can do
	echo > .ssh/authorized_keys

If you trust an arbitrary tex file you got that is like trusting
and arbitrary .sh file and running it, so it be.

We *cannot* expect to close all problematic usage cases where someone
can shoot himself, and *actually* I don't give a *s**** about it.

Best wishes


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