RE: binfmt_script and ^M

From: Heusden, Folkert van (
Date: Tue Feb 27 2001 - 08:53:48 EST

> > When running a script (perl in this case) that has DOS-style newlines
> > (\r\n), Linux 2.4.2 can't find an interpreter because it doesn't
> > recognize the \r. The following patch should fix this (untested).
> _should_ it work with the \r in it?
IV> IMHO, yes. This set of files were created on Windows, then zipped and
IV> uploaded to a Linux server, unpacked. This does not change the \r.

But; it's not that much of hassle to run it trough some awk/sed/whatsoever
script, would it? Imho there should be as less as possible code in the
kernel which could've also been done in user-space.

> + if (cp - 1 == '\r') <------- *)
> There might be a problem with your patch: at the '*)': if the '\n' is the
> first character on the line, the cp-1 (which should be *(cp-1) I think)
IV> You're right there.

Phew, then I have at least 1 thing right in my message since I was wrong

> would point before the buffer which can be un-allocated memory.

If only I had read the code myself :o)

IV> No, the first two characters are always `#!'.

Yes, absolutely right.
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