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Re: Fix for script magic.

From: Thomas E. Dickey
Subject: Re: Fix for script magic.
Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2000 14:14:44 -0500 (EST)

On 1 Nov 2000, Tom Tromey wrote:

> Pavel> --------------------
> Pavel> If you omit the space before the path, then 4.2BSD based systems
> Pavel> (such as Sequent DYNIX) will ignore the line, because they interpret
> Pavel> `#! /' as a 4-byte magic number.
> Pavel> --------------------
> Reliable sources tell me that this is a myth albeit a pretty one.  I
> believe that no such system ever had this constraint.  One of the
> Gnitsers tested this on a Sequent DYNIX box a few years ago.

4.2's been a while ago (it's possible that it was version-specific, and
true at the time)

T.E.Dickey <address@hidden>

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