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SubjectRe: binfmt_script and ^M
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.

umm, last i checked a carriage return wasn't whitespace...
space, horizontal tab, vertical tab, form feed constitute whitespace
IIRC...

Kelsey Hudson khudson@ctica.com
Software Engineer
Compendium Technologies, Inc (619) 725-0771
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