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Fun with #! (aka shebang) and filenames ending in .exe
- From: dank at kegel dot com
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2004 20:16:43 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: Fun with #! (aka shebang) and filenames ending in .exe
cat > foo.sh <<EOF
chmod +x foo.sh
mv foo.sh foo.exe
The first foo.sh works fine. The second... well, it's entertaining.
I have to kill the window, ^C is ignored.
Now, I know one shouldn't do nasty tricks like that, but
I ran into it very innocently. I was trying to make a distcc
masquerade directory on cygwin; my technique has been to
create shell scripts with the same name as the real app
that set a few variables and run a different app with the
original commandline as arguments. On cygwin, the original
app was named something.exe, so using my usual technique, I
created a shell script named something.exe, and kerblooie!
Anyway, it'll probably work just fine to name my shell script
without the suffix, but I just wanted to send a postcard
from filename hack hell :-)
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