system() just calls "sh" not "/bin/sh"

Corinna Vinschen
Tue Jan 11 22:44:00 GMT 2005

On Jan 11 15:57, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> The linux man page explicitly says that system should run /bin/sh.
> SUSv3 doesn't come out and say that but it seems to imply it.
> If I change this then it will be more correct but possibly there will be
> later howls of indignation.
> Any thoughts on this?  I'm inclined just to change it.  The downside of
> changing it are the howls, the upside is that a random 'sh' in your path
> will no longer be called and system will be ever-so-slightly faster.

Sonds good.  Go ahead.


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