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SubjectRe: #!perl - alternative path to script interpreters - patch to 2.2


On Sun, 21 Mar 1999, Pavel Machek wrote:

> You want people to write
> #!perl
>
> instead of
>
> #!/path/perl
>
> . Ok. Make them write
>
> #!/etc/shells/perl
>
> instead, and make sure /etc/shells contains right symlinks. No kernel

... so that it would *definitely* break on Linux too ;-/
$ cat /etc/shells
/bin/ash
/bin/bash
/bin/csh
/bin/sh
/usr/bin/es
/usr/bin/ksh
/usr/bin/rc
/usr/bin/tcsh
/usr/bin/zsh
$ man chsh
[snip TFM]
FILES
/etc/passwd - user account information
/etc/shells - list of valid login shells
[snip TFM]


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