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Stephen Harris wrote:

On Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 09:47:24AM -0700, Gordon Messmer wrote:
On 04/24/2015 03:57 AM, Pete Geenhuizen wrote:
if you leave it out the script will run in whatever environment it
currently is in.
I'm reasonably certain that a script with no shebang will run with
/bin/sh. I interpret your statement to mean that if a user is using ksh
"It depends".

On older Unix-type systems which didn't understand #! then the shell
itself did the work. At least csh did (sh didn't necessary). If the
first character was a # then csh assumed it was a csh script, otherwise
it assumed a sh script. That's why a lot of real old scripts began with :

As mentioned in the other mail, nearly all UNIX versions did support #! in the
mid-1980s. The only exception was AT&T.


Even the first (realtime) UNIX clone UNOS added support for #! in 1985, but
this support was not in the kernel but in the standard command interpreter.


J?rg


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