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Re: Execing perl?

From: Sven Mascheck
Subject: Re: Execing perl?
Date: 12 Jul 2001 06:06:09 +0200
User-agent: tin/1.4.5-20010409 ("One More Nightmare") (UNIX) (SunOS/5.8 (sun4u))

William Bloom <address@hidden> wrote:

> I'm almost led to believe that the Linux kernel is not applying 'word'
> processing to the remainder of the line after the first word (the command
> path) following #! during parsing.  Apparently, FreeBSD and Solaris apply
> 'word' processing to the whole line (using whitespace to delimit words).

 - Solaris/sparc does not, it delivers only the first "argument".
 - FreeBSD is the only one i know to deliver them "separated".
   (couldn't try on NetBSD yet)
 - Many systems deliver "all args in one" (which you saw also on Linux).
 - SunOS4 cuts off after 32 bytes, btw.

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