Bug 10028

Summary: more secure /etc/man.config
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: w.w.wouts
Component: manAssignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer <bero>
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Description w.w.wouts 2000-03-07 15:41:12 UTC
the lines:

TROFF           /usr/bin/groff -Tps -mandoc
NROFF           /usr/bin/groff -Tlatin1 -mandoc

in /etc/man.config should be changed to:

TROFF           /usr/bin/groff -S -Tps -mandoc
NROFF           /usr/bin/groff -S -Tlatin1 -mandoc

this makes it safer for root to use man

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-03-07 17:20:59 UTC
-S is enabled by default in groff.