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Re: bash scripts and files

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On 12/31/07 05:07, michael wrote:
> On 30 Dec 2007, at 18:11, Gerard Robin wrote:
>> On Sun, Dec 30, 2007 at 05:17:43PM +0000, michael wrote:
>>> From: michael <cs@networkingnewsletter.org.uk>
>>> To: debian user <debian-user@lists.debian.org>
>>> Subject: bash scripts and files
>>> Folks, can somebody point me to an authorative reference that
>>> explains when one needs to put, eg,
>>>  #!/bin/bash
>>> as the first line of a script and whether or not it's
>>> required/surplus/ignored for bash specific files such as .bashrc and
>>> .bash_profile
>> have look at:
>> http://tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/invoking.html
>> The whole tutorial is in the package: abs-guide
> Thanks, probably the previous chapter ("she-bang") was of more use but a
> useful ref. However, I'm still trying to understand why it's not usual
> to have a she-bang for the .bash_profile and .bashrc files. That
> documentation reads as if it's expected - they are scripts and contain
> shell specific syntax.

Probably because those files are "sourced" from within another
process instead of directly executable from the command line.

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