determining if user has shell access

Monte Goulding monte at
Thu Oct 14 04:41:22 EDT 2010

Hi Dar

Thanks for your interest.

> I'm a little confused as to what is happening.  Is the app locking up?

Yes. The shell function never returns. I have reported it as a bug because it should fail gracefully. But I'd love a workaround or test.

>  Or does the function return empty?
> If the latter, then maybe you can test shell with something trivial that always returns something that is not empty.  If you get empty, you can't use shell().

I wish it were that easy.



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