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Line endings

by jhourcle (Prior)
on Jul 12, 2004 at 02:17 UTC ( #373534=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to FTPing

The issue is with line endings, but most likely not why you think.

In the first line of the file, you'll have:

#!/usr/bin/perl

or the equivalent.

If you transfer between a windows PC and a UNIX box, you end up with:

#!/usr/bin/perl^M

So, when you go to execute the script, it looks for 'perl^M' to execute, which it can't find. When you're dealing with CGIs, this can be a real problem to debug, as you'll get 'file not found' type error message which confuses people.

Just to be safe, I recommend using the shebang line of:

#!/usr/bin/perl --

Typically, you can get away with bad line endings for most scripts this way, but I'm guessing '<<EOF' type declarations would be a problem, as would pod.


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