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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • This blind usage of #!/usr/bin/env to find the right interpreter was not accompanied by the proper disclaimers, so I sent them feedback through the only form I could find.

    Using #!/usr/bin/env is a quick band-aid that will break in practical solutions. First, it requires an additional launch, possibly breaking setuid. Second, it depends on the callers environment, which will almost certainly be different for different invokers, leading to pulling up the wrong Perl/shell/Python/Ruby, etc.

    You'd think peo

    • Randal L. Schwartz
    • Stonehenge