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Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 13:36:44 +0100
From: Florian Weimer <>
Subject: Re: wordexp(3)

On 02/11/2015 01:17 PM, Stuart Henderson wrote:
> On 2015/02/10 20:27, Solar Designer wrote:
>> (x5) <@worr> OpenBSD wins the wordexp(3) contest, by refusing to implement it altogether.
> It might be of interest to know that we've only got patches in 2 ports
> as a result of this: celestia and filezilla (we're using globs instead
> of wordexp for these; I'm not aware of any negative feedback relating
> to these patches).

There is software out there which automatically uses a shell-based
implementation if the system does not provide wordexp.  With this in
mind, it makes sense to provide the interface even if you dislike it
(same thing with strlcpy).

Florian Weimer / Red Hat Product Security

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