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Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:34:03 +0200
From: Dag-Erling Smørgrav <>
Subject: Re: Abusing TZ for fun (and little profit)

Dave Horsfall <> writes:
> Perhaps I've missed something here, but surely if you have "sudo"
> privileges then you can read the file for yourself?

Not necessarily; sudo can be used to grant users or groups of users
permission to run a specific command, which would not necessarily allow
them to read arbitrary files.

> And if you're trying to trace a set-uid program then it won't work
> anyway?  Neither my Mac nor my FreeBSD box have "strace", and my
> Penguin is dead, so I cannot verify this.

FreeBSD has ktrace instead, which is far more capable.

Dag-Erling Smørgrav -

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