From: Lew Pitcher on 18 Nov 2009 09:16
On November 17, 2009 21:26, in alt.os.linux, Jim Diamond
> On 2009-11-17 at 21:03 AST, Lew Pitcher <lpitcher(a)teksavvy.com> wrote:
>> On November 17, 2009 20:01, in alt.os.linux, ela (ela(a)yantai.org) wrote:
>>> every users can top and therefore know each other running what jobs with
>>> exact parameters and outputs.
>> Yes? So?
>>> How to hide one's command from top?
>> In short, you can't
>> If you have secret information, you /cannot/ put it into a commandline
>> and expect it to remain secret. Sorry.
>> If you want it to remain secret, pass it through an environment variable,
> As it turns out, that isn't true.
> Try the ironically-named option 'ewwwww' to ps:
> ps ewwwww
> Lo and behold, the environment of the command.
Darn! and another of my attempts at security bites the dust.
I learn something new every day.
Now that I know that some of my scripts are exposed, I'll have to check out
Thanks for the heads-up. :-)
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