On Sun, 14 Dec 2003, Bart Schaefer wrote:
On Sun, 14 Dec 2003, David W. Tamkin wrote:
But doesn't unsetting SWITCHRC (or setting it to nothing, or setting it
to /dev/null) inside /etc/procmailrc automatically make procmail drop
privileges? If it doesn't, it ought to.
I don't believe it does, but I don't know why it ought to, any more than
INCLUDERC ought to. Why prevent the sysadmin from dividing his recipes
into several files and switching among them as conditions warrant?
Sorry, I partly misread the question.
No, unsetting SWITCHRC doesn't in and of itself cause procmail to drop
privileges, but as part of the sequence of ending /etc/procmailrc and
beginning $HOME/.procmailrc, privileges will get dropped just as they
always are, so the effect is the same.
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