determining if user has shell access

Phil Davis revdev at
Thu Oct 14 10:29:31 EDT 2010

  Another thought - I remember from my Unix days that you can put "&" at the end 
of a line command to make it run in the background and make it non-blocking. Of 
course you have to redirect its output to a text file. Would that work here? 
(Probably not on Windows though.)

Just throwing it against the wall to see if it sticks...

Phil Davis

On 10/14/10 2:56 AM, Monte Goulding wrote:
>> Write a tiny script that does something trivial in shell (e.g. "shell ls"), and build that as a tiny executable.
>> Have your real script run that as a separate process and see if it never returns.
> That's not a bad plan.
> Cheers
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