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This is slightly off topic but... Could someone explain to me the need for the IFS line? I read the link to the Secure UNIX Programming FAQ, and am still puzzled. In particular if an attacker has set IFS to "=" doesn't it mean that the line IFS=" " in the script will be interpreted as IFS " " which doesn't solve the security hole. So why bother? Marc