determining if user has shell access

Dar Scott dsc at
Thu Oct 14 13:53:17 EDT 2010

Does open process fail?

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


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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