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Re: Unfortunate error message for invalid executable

From: Dale R. Worley
Subject: Re: Unfortunate error message for invalid executable
Date: Sat, 28 May 2022 19:35:11 -0400

AA via Bug reports for the GNU Bourne Again SHell <bug-bash@gnu.org>
> I.e., something like "I'm not sure what's going on, but your path 
> definitely exists, yet the kernel says otherwise."
> ... something like fprintf(STDERR,"No such file or directory while 
> attempting to execute %s (it exists, but cannot be executed)",path);

Historically, the way to get something like this to happen is to design
and code the modification that does it.  That has the advantage that you
have to bite the bullet and instead of just describing the general idea,
decide on a concrete implementation.  That sounds obvious, but there is
a long history of ideas in software that *sound good* but for which
there is no implementation that sucks less than the problem the idea
seeks to solve.


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