If two systems have different #BASH install paths, say:
How can I write a shell script that allows both systems to be happy? can I do:
or something across these lines?
I really need to learn Bash properly sometime....
You mean I can do that in the script itself? Like
I'm not trying to make this script run on two of *my* systems, per se, but on as many machines as possible. I'm wondering what the most portable way to begin a shell script would be. I see
a lot, but I hate it since my machine has a different location for bash!
@MutoShack No. You can set multiple locations in the path variable for where it searches, in order.
If the actual location of bash itself varies across systems, you're a bit effed.
Here's the one on my home box as an example.
immaculata 15-20:01 ~> echo $PATH
@gemlog @MutoShack Shebangs require full path to the interpreter, maybe followed by some options.
$PATH and other environment variables may help with wrapping the interpreters into an `env`, but the path to the `env` itself is still hardwired.
Guix and Nix developers couldn't come up with anything better than patch the shebangs or guarantee the paths are actual.
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