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Re: Using Emacs Lisp for script writing

From: Cecil Westerhof
Subject: Re: Using Emacs Lisp for script writing
Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2009 21:49:59 +0100
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address@hidden (Pascal J. Bourguignon) writes:

> Cecil Westerhof <address@hidden> writes:
>> Works like a charm. I made it:
>>     #!/usr/bin/env bash
> IMO, there's higher probability that /bin/bash be present than /usr/bin/env.
> And even higher probability that /bin/sh be present.
> Since you're not using any bash feature in the script, you could as
> well go for the sure case, and use #!/bin/sh.

I have once been on a system where the shells were in a different
directory. (I think it was a BSD system.) As I understand it
/usr/bin/env should be on every system, as a real file or a link. That
is why I use /usr/bin/env. But properly sh would be better instead of
bash. There are systems where bash is not installed.

Cecil Westerhof
Senior Software Engineer

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