Tips for Securely Using Temporary Files in Linux ScriptsDec 06, 2010, 23:02 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Over the years, I've written hundreds, if not thousands, of shell scripts. With the ease at which you can redirect input and output within a shell script, many sysadmins store data in temporary files for processing purposes. In some situations scripts become essential to the day-to-day operations of a system and as such, may end up running on a regular basis via crontab – never to be looked at again.
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