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    SubjectRe: binfmt_script and ^M
    On Tue, Feb 27, 2001 at 01:44:08PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
    > > When running a script (perl in this case) that has DOS-style
    > > newlines (\r\n), Linux 2.4.2 can't find an interpreter because it
    > > doesn't recognize the \r. The following patch should fix this
    > > (untested).

    > Fix the script. The kernel expects a specific format

    How about letting the kernel return ENOEXEC instead of ENOENT? It would
    give the luser just the little extra hint about converting their files to
    Unix format.

    $ ls
    $ head -1 testscript
    $ ./testscript
    bash: ./testscript: No such file or directory


    $ ./testscript
    bash: ./testscript: Exec format error

    I haven't got a clue what Posix requires though.

    Erik Hensema (
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