[svlug] [conspire] (forw) Re: [OCLUG] Pulling text out of a data file

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Sun Jan 22 12:28:37 PST 2017


Quoting Ivan Sergio Borgonovo (mail at webthatworks.it):

>  > 2. trying to avoid running strings(1) with root privilege.
> 
> s/strings(1)/stuff/

Why, of course, I did mean 'strings among other things'.

Speaking of which, the Linux kernel's capabilities features is IMO one
of the most important ways of improving control of root privilege.
https://linux.die.net/man/7/capabilities
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Capabilities

It is wise to get to know that kernel feature and capset(2),
capget(2), setcap(8), and getcap(8).  No need for init systems with
delusions of grandeur and sad hypertrophic problems.

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