[ILUG] is libxml(2) insecure?
kenn at bluetree.ie
Fri Oct 29 09:37:47 IST 2004
> had a look in /etc/sysconfig to get a feel for the type of configuration
> files used by the "network start/stop". ...and noticed that all files I
> looked at are ".ini" style (aka "Key=Value"). Few questions arise:
They're not ".INI"-style. Windows' .INI files are broken into
sections delimited by square bracketed names. For example
> 1. Is this the generic case? The only place I remember seeing XML
> used is the
> fontconfig (and more recently, D-BUS).
I'm not sure if the /etc/sysconfig thing is a redhat-ism. I first
saw it there.
> 2. Besides the ability to include such linear files in scripts through ".
> script", is there any other reason?
It's trivial to parse these files in shell scripts, because there is
absolutely no parsing required. Just feed them to the shell and
environment variables get set.
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