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Old 01-25-2005, 02:39 AM   #1
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Question bad intrepreter :No such file or directory

Hello all

I am working on linux advance server. from some days, whenever i am executing a script in linux (oracle script) it is giving me this message.

Bad interpreter: No such file or directory

What i have think is that the directory in which this scripts lies was earlier showing me creation date of jun 2003 and now it is showing me the current date and time.i think, since i have done some modification in the directory using telnet , the ownership has changed or permissions, but the permission, i am seeing r same and also the ownership.

the second reason i think it that , in the script we r using whence command, so linux is unable to find that command and giving me errors.

thanx all for help.
Old 01-25-2005, 03:42 AM   #2
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You need to make sure the very first line contains the she-bang and the path to your intepreter. Most likely, this is what you'll want:
#! /bin/bash
Make that the very first line of the script, then make it executable and run it.
That #! is called a she-bang, and the /bin/bash is the path to bash, the intepreter.
Old 01-25-2005, 05:53 AM   #3
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Also, check that the script file doesnt have ^M at the end of the #!/bin/bash line, it may not be visible in VI. I've had this once or twice, try catting and moring the file.


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