Variations on a theme by "pound bang"

Ivan Van Laningham ivanlan at
Mon Jun 14 10:11:21 EDT 1999

Hi All--

James Logajan wrote:
> Christian Tismer wrote:
> >
> > Sean Mc Grath wrote:
> > >
> > > Can anyone shed some light on the benefits of:-
> > >
> > > # !/usr/bin/env python
> >
> > Uses the env program which is allways there, to figure out
> > from the environment settings which python to use.
> Alas, this is a myth. Not all Unixen put env in /usr/bin, some put it in
> /bin. I can't recall if it was Solaris (probably not) or LynxOS (probably)
> that put env in /bin. Anyway, I got bit by it.

UnixWare doesn't put it in /usr/bin either; since I have successfully
TRASHED my UnixWare system, AT LAST!, in favor of RedHat 6.0 SMP, I
can't tell you where it was.  Someplace bizarre, I think.

</usr/sbin/etc/man/bin>-ly y'rs,
Ivan Van Laningham
Callware Technologies, Inc.
ivanlan at
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