What does "#!/usr/bin/env python" do?

Parzival ConfuseYourSpamBot-parzp at ConfuseYourSpamBot.shaw.ca
Mon Nov 10 07:29:14 CET 2003


I am a now immigrant to Linux from (the old country)
Can someone explain what the line:

#!/usr/bin/env python

at the start of a python script does? All my reading of
bash and env manpages would lead me to believe that

#!python 

is equivalent to the first line, but not speaking well the
language am I, so here the question am I asking.

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