Questions tagged [shebang]

In computing, a shebang is the character sequence consisting of the characters number sign and exclamation mark (that is, "#!") at the beginning of a script.

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How to make python shebang use python3?

I have a third party script that uses the shebang #!/usr/bin/env python. According to the python documentation, this is the correct form for scripts that are suitable for both Python v2 and Python v3 ...
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Why are these symbols #! Used in shell script #!/bin/bash [duplicate]

Why are these symbols #! Used in shell script #!/bin/bash ! Why do we need to use those symbols ?
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Shebang line for Node does not work in Ubuntu 18

I have just created an Ubuntu 18.04 instance on AWS and copied an existing project over. The usual shebang line for Node #!/usr/bin/env node now doesn't work. It gave: #!/usr/bin/env: No such file ...
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What is the shebang ( #!/bin/bash). [duplicate]

why do we use shebang in the beginning of a shell script file. does the script will run without it. I tried running it without shebang in shell script but it didn't run.
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Python 2 interpreter instead of 3 in Geany

On my PC, Python 2 and 3 are installed – a query of the versions, using the terminal, outputs the following: $ python2 --version Python 2.7.14 $ python3 --version Python 3.6.3 I would like to ...
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What is "#!' in a script file? [duplicate]

$cat shebang.sed #! /bin/sed -f s/red/xxx/ s/BLUE/1234/ $./shebang.sed rgb lower (#1): "xxx green blue" UPPER (#2): "RED GREEN 1234" $sed -f shebang.sed rgb lower (#1): "xxx green blue" UPPER (#2): ...
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Python shebang line

I am trying to execute a script in python as a cgi script using apache2. However instead of executing, the file gets downloaded. I have allowed my python file to be an executable. I think this is ...
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Is there a command for running a script according to its shebang line?

If I want to execute a bash script which doesn't have its execution permission set, I can do: bash script.sh What should I use instead of bash if the script isn't executable and I don't know the ...
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Ubuntu execute file without ./

Using a shebang line, I added the functionality to launch a TCL script using the wish shell. However, I can only quickly launch the file by typing ./filename.tcl in the terminal. I would like to know, ...
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What is this line at the top of many files?

I have seen many files which have this line as the first line in them. What exactly is this? #!/usr/bin/env python What does it mean? Why is it necessary?
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What is the difference between #!/bin/sh and #!/bin/bash?

if I write, #!/bin/bash echo "foo" or #!/bin/sh echo "foo" both yields same. I have seen some scripts starting with #!/bin/sh or #!/bin/bash. Is there any difference between them?
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What type of path in shebang is more preferable?

In scripts, first line should specify the path to interpreter. But on different servers Linux, Unix, or BSD this path could be different. What is more preferable? #!/usr/bin/env bash or #!/bin/...