[issue14242] Make subprocess.Popen aware of $SHELL

Gregory P. Smith report at bugs.python.org
Sun Mar 11 01:10:34 CET 2012

Gregory P. Smith <greg at krypto.org> added the comment:

Users who want to use the SHELL environment variable can do so on their own by using it as their executable and constructing an appropriate command line.

Allowing an environment variable to change the behavior of a program that  assumes shell=True is going to be /bin/sh compatible by default (as it has been for ages) is a bad idea.

assignee:  -> gregory.p.smith
resolution:  -> rejected
status: open -> closed

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