[CLUG-tech] Opening PHP files
linux at trusoft.co.za
Fri Feb 10 11:12:22 SAST 2006
On Fri, 2006-02-10 at 09:41 +0200, Dewet Diener wrote:
> Some people wrote:
> > As someone sugested: php <script name>
> I'm sorry, but that's just terrible advice. *NEVER* run a script unless
> you know what it does. If you can't even inspect it casually, be even
> more wary. Running a binary file as as a script can lead to, umm,
> interesting results.
Well, I agree that you should never run anything if you do not know
where it comes from and what it does.
In this case I understood that the php file is part of trusted web site,
and that it is actually a php file.
But, if you are not sure, then using file is your first step.
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