[Ilugc] how to ban specific keywords
manokaran at gmail.com
Sat Apr 10 00:06:03 IST 2010
On Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 11:28 PM, Roshan George <roshan at arjie.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-04-09 at 23:12 +0530, Harish R wrote:
> > Hello,
> > Just asking out of curiosity.
> > Cant we have some deamon running in the background which constantly
> > all the keystrokes pressed. Like a keylogger in windows and pop up a
> > box or something when a banned word is pressed?
> Yeah, you can do that with Xlib. Of course, if you find yourself doing
> that, it is time to seriously evaluate your computer access policies,
> and possibly your life. I can't think of a good reason why anyone would
> want to do this.
IIRC a fundamental philosophy during Unix design was to keep 'policy' and
'mechanism' separate (according to Kernighan, I think). The OP's question
was about the mechanism.
In many cases the person implementing the mechanism might not have a say on
the policy! Mixing the politics of policy with mechanism is not a good idea.
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