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

Philipp Stephani st_philipp at yahoo.de
Tue Oct 27 08:30:23 CET 2009

Am 27.10.2009 um 02:18 schrieb Norbert Preining:

> 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.

I think there was a time when TeX files were regarded as documents,  
not as executable programs. Do you really want to see TeX macro  
viruses like those in Word 95? Maybe the compilation of files in the  
home directory and the opening of dotfiles should be disabled when  

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