Rsh is used to set up login names and execution environments whose capabilities are more controlled than those of the standard shell. The actions of rsh are identical to those of sh, except that the following are disallowed:
- changing directory (see cd(1))
- setting or unsetting the value or attributes of SHELL, ENV, or PATH
- specifying path or command names containing /
- redirecting output (>, >|, <>, and >>)
- adding or deleting built-in commands
The restrictions above are enforced after .profile and the ENV files are interpreted.
When a command to be executed is found to be a shell procedure, rsh invokes sh to execute it. Thus, it is possible to provide to the end-user shell procedures that have access to the full power of the standard ...