On Tue, 11 Nov 2008 10:13:02 -0500, Jerry McAllister <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Probably is the main reason, though another is that some things > may be written assuming a particular shell. Not a good practice, > but happens.
Especially in Linux, it's common to prefix scripts with #!/bin/bash which won't work in FreeBSD, because it's #/usr/local/bin/bash there. Linux has no problem running #!/bin/sh scripts because there's a symlink /bin/sh -> /bin/bash. My advice for maximum interoperability and compatibility between Linux and UNIX: If you're not using any bash specific techniques in your scripts, start them with #!/bin/sh instead of #!/bin/bash. The sh shell is the UNIX standard scripting shell, while Linux's one is bash. -- Polytropon >From Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"