[rescue] SUCCESS with Coherent

Phil Stracchino alaric at metrocast.net
Wed Jun 10 11:47:20 CDT 2009

Sandwich Maker wrote:
> " From: Mark Brown <sunrescue at marknmel.com>
> " 
> " Scripts that write scripts, etc.  Filesystem "magic". Now layered 
> " emulation from Mr. Bill.
> oh yes.  i don't think i've ever written a script that writes other
> scripts but i often script even simple things, to make sure i don't
> mistype a really critical command or minimize the downtime /
> vulnerability window when a bunch o' commands are needed to do a
> config change.  i also have an exact record of what i did, for the
> future.  just gotta remember to document those scripts!

I've done that once or twice.  Way back in the DOS days, it was a very
powerful technique for working around some of the more crippling
limitations of the brain-damaged DOS batch language and interpreter.

I also wrote a CGI once that was implemented as a self-modifying Perl
script, just to see if it would work.  (It did, but required extreme
care in input sanitization.)

  Phil Stracchino, CDK#2     DoD#299792458     ICBM: 43.5607, -71.355
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