[TUHS] History of #! interpretation in Unix

Jeremy C. Reed reed at reedmedia.net
Sat Jan 29 05:38:58 AEST 2011

On Mon, 17 Jan 2011, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:

> It was introduced into BSD by April 1981. For 2BSD (2.8) it was added by 
> Dec. 16, 1981 when built with MENLO_SCRIPT defined (but I don't see that 
> documented or defined).

Doing some related research, I noticed I had written in my notes (maybe 
over a year ago) that Robert Elz added #! to BSD. Here is the email 
message with the background:


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