Security issue with .desktop files revisited

Benedikt Meurer benny at
Tue Apr 11 18:06:17 EEST 2006

Bastian, Waldo wrote:
> A viable strategy would be to start creating .desktop files with +x set
> and a #!/usr/bin/xdg-open line now and then to wait a while before
> environments actually start requiring it.

Please do not encourage people to hardcode /usr/bin/xdg-open. Instead,
suggest to use #!/usr/bin/env xdg-open.

> Waldo Bastian


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