Odd behavior of scripts in dos mode

Andrew DeFaria Andrew@DeFaria.com
Thu Apr 26 14:33:00 GMT 2012

On 04/26/2012 07:26 AM, Earnie Boyd wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 10:13 AM, Andrew DeFaria wrote:
>> I remember that Cygwin used to not be able to run scripts that were
>> converted or were in "DOS" mode - had trailing carriage returns in the file.
>> It would fail because the #! line might have /bin/bash\r which was not a
>> file (bash with a carriage return that is). But the behavior has changed.
>> Now it seems to ignore the trailing carriage return and it execs bash
>> itself. But it fails later on with other carriage returns.
> http://cygwin.com/faq/#faq.api.cr-lf
That's an interesting read but it really does nothing to explain the 
behavior I've observed. If it did then it would not be able to invoke 
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