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Julian Squires
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worried by wordexp(3)[c, posix]

The function wordexp(3) is a POSIX C standard library function which performs "word expansion like a POSIX shell". wordexp(3) combines the safety of elaborate string parsing in C with the efficiency and robustness of invoking the shell on arbitrary user input. Why does it even exist? And why shouldn't you use it? (more)

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