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On 11 April 2012 18:33, Denys Duchier <denys.duchier@...> wrote:
> a variable in the environment is precisely NOT private (all processes
> can look at their environment). a password in a file is not much more
> private, but at least it is tucked away.
I might be wrong, but I thought that on modern unix, the environment
can only be read from processes running under the same uid. That
seems true here on Ubuntu (I realize N=1).