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Re: Rationale behind script-not-executable lintian warning



On Friday 23 December 2005 10:24, Frank Küster wrote:

> The fact that the script is not in the path isn't enough for you here?
> And don't you think that anyone who knows that a shebang lines indicates
> executability from the command line

shebang line does _not_ indicate executability, it's the magic number that 
indicates it's a script instead of machine code (see e.g 
http://foldoc.org/?shebang)

if it's meant to be executable it should have the executable bit set, this 
is unrelated from the shebang line (if not what do you do with a script 
that's executable for the owner but not for anyone else? automatically 
remove the shebang depending on who opens it?)
-- 
Cheers, cobaco (aka Bart Cornelis)
  
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