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Re: bash won't hand off to perl (reprise) said:
> I posted a while back complaining that bash.exe wouldn't hand off to 
> the right command interpreter even if the shell script started with 
> something like:

#!/usr/local/bin/perl said:
> However, the following still does not work: 

%> /bin/sh said:
> In this case bash still tries to process the file as if it is a 
> bourne shell script.

As it should. The '#' character marks a comment for bourne shell, so is
ignored. And anyhow, /bin/sh does not and should not check the magic number
of a file to see if it an a.out or coff or whatever, it accepts a text file.
However, it you try:

	/bin/sh -c ./

Then you will get what I think you are trying to achieve. Notice the -c switch,
which tells sh to interpret this as a command, and so pass the
file to exec(2), which is where the magick numbers are examined and the
correct interpreter selected.


Steve Williams

"The woods are lovely, dark and deep.  But I have promises to keep,
And lines to code before I sleep, And lines to code before I sleep."

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