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SubjectRe: binfmt_script and ^M

I propose
/proc/sys/kernel/im_too_lame_to_learn_how_to_use_the_most_basic_of_unix_tools_so_i_want_the_kernel_to_be_filled_with_crap_to_disguise_my_ineptitude

Any support?

Sean

On Tue, Mar 06, 2001 at 02:45:51PM -0000, Laramie Leavitt wrote:
> > Andreas Schwab wrote:
> > > Paul Flinders <paul@dawa.demon.co.uk> writes:
> > > |> Andreas Schwab wrote:
> > > |> > This [isspace('\r') == 1] has no significance here. The
> > right thing to
> > > |>
> > > |> > look at is $IFS, which does not contain \r by default.
> > The shell only splits
> > > |>
> > > |> > words by "IFS whitespace", and the kernel should be
> > consistent with it:
> > > |> >
> > > |> > $ echo -e 'ls foo\r' | sh
> > > |> > ls: foo: No such file or directory
> > > |>
> > > |> The problem with that argument is that #!<interpreter> can be applied
> > > |> to more than just shells which understand $IFS, so which environment
> > > |> variable does the kernel pick?
> > >
> > > The kernel should use the same default value of IFS as the Bourne shell,
> > > ie. the same value you'll get with /bin/sh -c 'echo "$IFS"'. This is
> > > independent of any settings in the environment.
> > >
> > > |> It's a difficult one - logically white space should
> > terminate the interpreter
> > >
> > > No, IFS-whitespace delimits arguments in the Bourne shell.
> >
> > Way back whenever processing #! was moved from the
> > shell to the kernel** this argument would have made sense -
> > today I'm not so sure.
> >
> > But I'm quite happy for the kernel to use just space and
> > tab if it wishes, or anything else for that matter but it _is_
> > confusing that the error code doesn't distinguish problems
> > with the script from problems with the interpreter.
> >
> > **Did linux ever rely on the shell for this?
>
> Maybe the correct answer would be to create a proc entry for this.
> That allow the user to decide what is whitespace on his machine,
> since nobody here appears to agree.
>
> User: hmm... Wonder what happes if i do the following
> %cat '$#! \n\t\r' > /proc/whitespace
> later, % config.sh : Error file not found.
> Oops, bug report... ;-)
>
> Laramie
>
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