determining if user has shell access

Dar Scott dsc at swcp.com
Thu Oct 14 12:53:17 CDT 2010


Does open process fail?

Maybe there is something along this way that will work either as a  
test or as your own shell.

Dar

On Oct 14, 2010, at 2:41 AM, Monte Goulding wrote:

> 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.
>
> Cheers
>
> Monte
>
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