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Re: patch

From: Alexandre Oliva
Subject: Re: patch
Date: 04 Jan 2001 19:07:56 -0200
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On Jan  4, 2001, Torbjorn Granlund <address@hidden> wrote:

> It is well-known that many old Unix systems reject scripts with a
> apace.  En example is SunOS 4.x.

This is not well-known to me.  And I've just tested SunOS 4.1.3 and
4.1.4, and both can run executable shell-scripts starting with `#! 
/bin/sh' without any problem.  Which SunOS are you talking about?

> Can you give an example of a system that actually require a space?

To the best of my knowledge, there are no such systems.  It's just
that, on some systems, `#! /' is interpreted as a magic number by
`file' and friends.

I'd really appreciate some further investigation before having this
patch installed.

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