2 Answered Questions for the topic shebang

Shebang Linux Scripting Bash


Why do you need to put #!/bin/bash at the beginning of a script file?

I have made [Bash][1] scripts before and they all ran fine without this at the beginning. What's the point of putting it in? Would things be any different? Also, how do you pronounce `#`? I know... more
Shebang Python Shell


Why do people write the #!/usr/bin/env python shebang on the first line of a Python script?

It seems to me like the files run the same without that line.

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