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SubjectRe: binfmt_script and ^M
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Paul Flinders <P.Flinders@ftel.co.uk> writes:

|> Jeff Mcadams wrote:
|>
|> > Also sprach Rik van Riel
|> > >On Mon, 5 Mar 2001, John Kodis wrote:
|> > >> On Mon, Mar 05, 2001 at 08:40:22AM -0500, Richard B. Johnson wrote:
|> > >> > Somebody must have missed the boat entirely. Unix does not, never
|> > >> > has, and never will end a text line with '\r'.
|> >
|> > >> Unix does not, never has, and never will end a text line with ' ' (a
|> > >> space character) or with \t (a tab character). Yet if I begin a
|> > >> shell script with '#!/bin/sh ' or '#!/bin/sh\t', the training white
|> > >> space is striped and /bin/sh gets exec'd. Since \r has no special
|> > >> significance to Unix, I'd expect it to be treated the same as any
|> > >> other whitespace character -- it should be striped, and /bin/sh
|> > >> should get exec'd.
|> >
|> > >Makes sense, IMHO...
|> >
|> > That only makes sense if:
|> > #!/bin/shasdf\n
|> > would also exec /bin/sh.
|>
|> POSIX disagrees with you (accd to the manual page)
|>
|> $ man isspace

This 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

Andreas.

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