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Linux Bash chokes on Cygwin Scripts (bad interpreter)

From: \"Sandy McPherson\" <allset_bv <at> yahoo
Subject: Linux Bash chokes on Cygwin Scripts (bad interpreter)
Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2002 18:15:53 +0200

I have several scripts developed for bash on cygwin. When I try and run them
in the version of bash for RedHat 7.2 (2.0.5-8), the shell chokes on the
carriage return character. Luckily I had an old awk script to disinfect the
files and remove the carriage return.

However,,,,, I don't remember having this problem with RedHat 6.1 (does
anyone remember the version). It would seem to be the shell directives like
do,if,#!bin/sh which are not working.

If you do

sh script

The script will run correctly, but somehow


chokes on the


it looks for a file called /bin/sh^M and not /bin/sh.

Why does the Linux version not handle the DOS format files? Is there a patch
to fix this. Looks like this is a common problem people have run up against.
I have written wrapper scripts for my java programs which I thought were
portable and they appear to have been until I upgraded my linux.

Thanks in advance

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