NAME [Toc] [Back]
nlspath - NLSPATH configuration file
DESCRIPTION [Toc] [Back]
The file /etc/default/nlspath allows the superuser to restrict the
paths set by others through an environment variable NLSPATH to locate
message catalogs for setuid or setgid root programs.
This file contains only one entry with the following format:
pseudo-pathnames must be separated by a colon. The paths which are
available both in the configuration file /etc/default/nlspath and
environment variable NLSPATH are considered to locate message catalog
files. The /etc/default/nlspath file should not be edited directly.
Instead, the command chnlspath should be used to modify the contents
of this file. See chnlspath(1M) for details.
If /etc/default/nlspath contains NLSPATH=*, the file is in
compatibility mode. In this case, all setuid and setgid root programs
use the environment variable NLSPATH directly to locate message
catalogs. This configuration file is supported only to provide
backward compatibility for those setuid or setgid root programs which
are depending on the environment variable NLSPATH. New setuid or
setgid root programs should not depend on the environment variable
NLSPATH and configuration file /etc/default/nlspath. See catopen(3C)
WARNINGS [Toc] [Back]
The configuration file must be root owned and there should not be
write permission set for group and others. Superuser should not
provide write permission for group and others for the paths mentioned
in the configuration file.
FILES [Toc] [Back]
SEE ALSO [Toc] [Back]
catopen(3C), chnlspath(1M), environ(5).
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