On Oct 28, 2011, at 11:07 AM, Daniel Brown wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 11:01, Tedd Sperling <tedd.sperl...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> But does having execute permissions set on a script affect the scripts 
>> ability to run shell commands?
>    Negative.  It won't inherit permissions, though one might expect
> that to make sense.
>> For example, if I have a script that contains a shell command, can I 
>> prohibit that script from executing the command by setting it's execute 
>> permission to not execute?
>    No, the best you could do is disable all shell access, or limit
> the commands that can be run via the shell, but the latter option is
> getting beyond the scope of a PHP question.
>> Certainly, as is my normal custom, I could try it and find out for myself -- 
>> but I have always been reluctant to use shell commands. Besides, never 
>> having used them, I don't see their advantage yet. Currently, they seem 
>> strange and dangerous to me.
>    If you're doing it on php1.net, you're safe.  The only damage that
> can happen on that server is to your own account.  That's
> unfortunately not true of all hosting providers, but you're good
> there.  ;-P
> -- 
> </Daniel P. Brown>

Mucho thanks for the clarification, information, and authorization.

I'll keep that in mind re php1.net and try not to be a teddzilla when I 
investigate shell commands. :-)



PS: I have not trimmed the post because I think it is important to repeat this.


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