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Old 01-24-2012, 12:54 PM   #1
cottonr
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Getting "bad interpreter: no such file or directory


I've got a script that was edited with Windows Notepad before being copied onto a machine with RHEL. The script fails with the following message:

/bin/sh^M: bad interpreter: no such file or directory

My suspicion is that Notepad put in a control character (^M) that RHEL is now trying to interpret as part of the name of the script interpreter. Can anyone confirm if that is the case, or suggest a different problem might be at the bottom of this?

Thanks.
 
Old 01-24-2012, 01:00 PM   #2
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yes, just remove it, and try again.

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Old 01-24-2012, 01:01 PM   #3
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Hi,

Confirmed.

There are many ways to solve this, here are 2 that come to mind:
- Safe the file as normal ascii/text (seen from notepad that is),
- Use the dos2unix command in linux to convert the saved file.

Hope this helps
 
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Old 01-24-2012, 01:42 PM   #4
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Thanks!

Thanks to both of you. I used a combination of the suggestions you made and was able to get everything to work.
 
  


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