strange python scripting error

Diez B. Roggisch deets at nospam.web.de
Thu Jul 23 17:57:44 CEST 2009


Mark Tarver wrote:

> I have a very strange error.  I have two test python files test.py and
> python.py which contain the following code
> 
> #!/usr/bin/python
> print "Content-type: text/html"
> print
> print "<html>"
> print "<center>Hello, Linux.com!</center>"
> print "</html>"
> 
> One file (test.py) works; you call it up and it shows a web page with
> 
> Hello, Linux.com
> 
> The other fails with a server configuration error.  Both are running
> under Linux, same server, same permissions.  Running a character scan
> shows that both files contain the same printable characters and are
> therefore typographically identical.   They are absolutely the same.
> 
> The only hint at a difference I can see is that my ftp program says
> the files are of unequal lengths.  test.py is 129 bytes long.
> python.py 134 bytes long.
> 
> A zipped folder containing both files is at
> 
> www.lambdassociates.org/weird.zip
> 
> Any ideas welcome.

They have different line-ending-conventions. Not sure if and why that makes
a difference.

Diez



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