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Re: [vox-tech] script error when migrated from Solaris to Linux
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Re: [vox-tech] script error when migrated from Solaris to Linux

you are so right! we do use sccs. I first thought it's a in-house
thing, didn't know it's a oddie-goodie.

On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 8:42 PM, Tony Cratz <cratz@hematite.com> wrote:
> Hai Yi wrote:
>> I thought so too. But it's what's the first line in the script. It's
>> running on Sun OS 4.
>>> Hai Yi wrote:
>>>> #ident "%W%"
>>> Should that really be?
>>> #!/bin/sh
>>> ident "%W%"
>        I just did a refresh of my some of my early programming days.
>        The "%W%" is an SCCS keyword. For more info on it look at:
>        http://www.gmtel.net/web/drittmer/Technical/SCCS_Keywords.pdf
>        SCCS is an OLD version control system.
>        But with that said. To make sure your script works in a Linux
>        environment make the first line:
>        #!/bin/sh
>        The SCCS info should NEVER have been on the first line. While a
>        line which starts with '#' is a comment it was NEVER a good way
>        to make the scripts where it would work on multi-systems. The
>        old way we use to do this was have the first line on a true
>        Borune Shell system as:
>        :
>        # above line is a comment
>        Latter the standard turned into being the normal '#!/bin/sh'
>                                                        Tony
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