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dict:terms:interpreter_directive [2011/01/11 06:25]
thebonsai created
dict:terms:interpreter_directive [2014/10/31 20:59] (current)
laserbreath Corrected spelling errors
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-The interpreter directive, usually called shebang, is the character sequence starting with ''#​!''​ (hash, ​expclamation-point) at the beginning of the very first line of an executable text file on unixoid operating systems.+The interpreter directive, usually called shebang, is the character sequence starting with ''#​!''​ (hash, ​exclamation-point) at the beginning of the very first line of an executable text file on unixoid operating systems.
  
 The program loader of the operating system may use this line to load an interpreter for this file when executed. This makes it a self-executable script. The program loader of the operating system may use this line to load an interpreter for this file when executed. This makes it a self-executable script.