The following issue has been CLOSED. 
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http://austingroupbugs.net/view.php?id=1013 
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Reported By:                joerg
Assigned To:                ajosey
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Project:                    1003.1(2008)/Issue 7
Issue ID:                   1013
Category:                   Shell and Utilities
Type:                       Clarification Requested
Severity:                   Editorial
Priority:                   normal
Status:                     Closed
Name:                       Jörg Schilling 
Organization:                
User Reference:              
Section:                    Utilities 
Page Number:                2530 + 3093 
Line Number:                81644-81646 + 103207-103208 
Interp Status:              --- 
Final Accepted Text:         
Resolution:                 Rejected
Fixed in Version:           
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Date Submitted:             2015-12-16 16:48 UTC
Last Modified:              2016-10-13 16:08 UTC
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Summary:                    cd and pwd should not default to -L
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 (0003413) Don Cragun (manager) - 2016-10-13 16:08
 http://austingroupbugs.net/view.php?id=1013#c3413 
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This was discussed at length during the development of the POSIX.2-1992
standard and the arguments have not changed.  24 years of history with -L
as the default make changing the behavior to implementation-defined or
unspecified more of a security problem than either behavior as a defined
requirement.  We do not agree that -P is inherently safer than -L and do
not believe that changing the specification at this time will improve
security in any way.  Therefore, this change is rejected. 

Issue History 
Date Modified    Username       Field                    Change               
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2015-12-16 16:48 joerg          New Issue                                    
2015-12-16 16:48 joerg          Status                   New => Under Review 
2015-12-16 16:48 joerg          Assigned To               => ajosey          
2015-12-16 16:48 joerg          Name                      => Jörg Schilling 
2015-12-16 16:48 joerg          Section                   => Utilities       
2015-12-16 16:48 joerg          Page Number               => 2530 + 3093     
2015-12-16 16:48 joerg          Line Number               => 81644-81646 +
103207-103208
2015-12-16 23:00 shware_systems Note Added: 0002979                          
2015-12-16 23:01 shware_systems Note Edited: 0002979                         
2015-12-17 10:48 joerg          Note Added: 0002980                          
2015-12-17 14:03 random832      Note Added: 0002984                          
2015-12-17 16:06 a brouwer      Note Added: 0002985                          
2015-12-17 16:19 shware_systems Note Added: 0002987                          
2015-12-21 15:41 joerg          Note Edited: 0002980                         
2016-04-29 09:18 joerg          Note Added: 0003187                          
2016-10-13 15:57 geoffclare     Note Added: 0003412                          
2016-10-13 16:08 Don Cragun     Interp Status             => ---             
2016-10-13 16:08 Don Cragun     Note Added: 0003413                          
2016-10-13 16:08 Don Cragun     Status                   Under Review => Closed
2016-10-13 16:08 Don Cragun     Resolution               Open => Rejected    
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