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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 

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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