In <84960162-4435-43B2-A07B-3361F8BDA0BA@halblog.com>, Hal Vaughan wrote: >2) It will only run bash scripts. I tried putting a Perl script in that >directory and it wouldn't work, so I had to put a bash script in that >directory to run my Perl script. This seems wrong. Did your perl script have the correct "she-bang" line as the first line of the file: #!/usr/bin/perl ? Did it have execute permissions? Like many parts of Debian, I'd expect this to be using run-parts or equivalent, which simply makes a C/system call to "exec()". On Linux, exec() handles ELF executables with the +x bit and text files with a "she-bang" line and the +x bit. (POSIX/SUS Note: a "she-bang" line inhibits any expectation of standard behavior; it makes the entire interpretation of the script system-dependent. On the other hand, exec() is not required to handle scripts at all; a compliant shell must handle the exec() failure and interpret the script itself, but exec() isn't just called by shells.) -- Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. ,= ,-_-. =. firstname.lastname@example.org ((_/)o o(\_)) ICQ: 514984 YM/AIM: DaTwinkDaddy `-'(. .)`-' http://iguanasuicide.net/ \_/
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