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SubjectRe: [BUG?] binfmt_script: interpreted interpreter doesn't work
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> > This may well not be bug, rather an intended feature, but please enlighten
> > me why the following doesn't work:
> >
> > I have two scripts:
> > /home/pozsy/a:
> > #!/bin/sh
> > echo "Hello from a!"
> >
> > /home/pozsy/b:
> > #!/home/pozsy/a
> > echo "hello from b!"
> >
> > Both of them has +x permissions.
> > But I cannot execute the /home/pozsy/b script:
> >
> > Isn't this "indirection" allowed?

The whole #!/foo/bar notation seems to be very mis-understood these days, it is not just notation chosen at random to be an indicator of the interpreter for the rest of the script - a good explaination can be found at faqs.org:

http://www.faqs.org/faqs/unix-faq/faq/part3/section-16.html
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