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Re: /usr/bin/env behaviour?
Robert Elz wrote:
> For what it is worth, I think the practice of using env is just
> laziness on the part of the developer of the script
Not to be combative, but must it be laziness? Is $PATH also laziness?
> It isn't desirable as it means the script never really knows which
> version of some command with the same name it is going to get.
/usr/pkg/bin/perl doesn't guarantee any particular version of perl, any
more than RPATH ensures a version of libc.
I've written any number of short Perl scripts to help someone do something
simple or demonstrate a technique. The number helped by not having to
tweak the interpreter line far exceeds the number whose PATH included a
I don't think relying on the sysadmin to set up a sane environment is
laziness. Sometimes letting the environment run the show is the right
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