SPUG: shebang line on Suse (oxymoronically) requires an option

Colin Meyer cmeyer at helvella.org
Wed Aug 2 08:32:54 PDT 2006

On Tue, Aug 01, 2006 at 11:51:43PM -0700, Michael R. Wolf wrote:


> It doesn't matter what the option is, but I must have an option.  My first
> guess was that if the shebang line contained qq{#!/usr/bin/perl\r} (having
> come from a DOS-ish system (my XP laptop) that the processing might be
> confused.  I ran the script through dos2unix to make sure that it had
> qq{#!/usr/bin/perl\n}, but that didn't make a difference.

So, what is the symptom when you don't have an option on the #! line?

I just tried a tiny test:

  print "OK\n";

on suse 9.2 and 10.1. It executed as expected. I think that there is nothing
special about suse linux's /usr/bin/perl.


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