shebang strange thing...
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Sat Jun 21 08:31:54 CEST 2003
Erik Max Francis wrote:
> Van Gale wrote:
>>There's a very subtle bug (feature?) in bash (and maybe other shells?)
>>that will generate this error if the line is terminated with a CR/LF
>>pair instead of just a linefeed.
> Yes, it's common to other shells. It's not a feature, but it's not a
> "bug" per se -- using CR LF terminated text files on Unix is operator
Well guess what, it happens. It even happens when the "operator" is
aware of the problem. So lets not call it a bug, and instead call it
poor programming because the error message is not only incorrect, but
will also waste a fair amount of time of someone trying to debug the
problem because it points them in the wrong direction.
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