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Re: typo in test cases


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: typo in test cases
Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2006 08:53:00 -0400
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walter harms wrote:
> hi chet,
> 
> #!
> may have unexpected side effects. e.g. i got 'unknown interpreter' while
> locating a problem.

Such side effects indicate a problem with the test environment.  That
script, and nearly all of the `.sub' scripts in the bash test directory,
is supposed to be run as the shell script argument to the bash binary
being tested.  Since that's the case, the presence or absence of #!
doesn't matter, and, in fact, a bogus value (though this one was left
there inadvertently) can indicate problems more quickly.

Chet

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