[TUHS] History of #! interpretation in Unix

Wilko Bulte wkb at xs4all.nl
Sun Jan 16 20:53:55 AEST 2011

Hi Warren

I worked on SVR3 maintenance at Philips Information Systems in the dim past. I'm almost certain, like 99%, that #! was not in R3


Op 16 jan. 2011 om 09:43 heeft Warren Toomey <wkt at tuhs.org> het volgende geschreven:

> Hi all, best wishes for 2011. I had an e-mail from Sven Mascheck asking about
> the history of #! interpretation in System V. I couldn't find any #!
> code in the kernels before SysVR4. However, I thought I'd pass the
> query onto the TUHS list, in case others can shed some light on the question.
> Did SysV systems before r4 do #! interpretation, and if so where was it done:
> kernel, library, shell? Any code references, e.g. function names etc.?
> Many thanks,
>    Warren
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