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Re: /usr/bin/env - Incorrect parsing of #! line?
On Wed, Feb 20, 2002 at 09:35:16PM +0100, Peter J. Acklam wrote:
>Christopher Faylor <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>If it works the same way on linux and on cygwin, then there is
>>nothing to fix.
>Ok. But where is this documented?
>I expected "#!/usr/bin/env perl -w" to work because I thought the
>line would be interpreted as on the command line (shell) and as is
>documented in the manual page for env. Since the behaviour is
>different when the line is in the shebang line, it has to be
AFAIK, it isn't documented anywhere except in the code. I don't
know where it would be documented, actually. This obviously isn't
an issue with /usr/bin/env.
Where did you read about the behavior in "all UNIXes I work on"? We
should probably document it in a similar place for cygwin.
We'd certainly appreciate a patch to our documentation. Just send
it to email@example.com for review.
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