Shabang executable path

Clint Gilders techservices at
Mon Feb 14 18:45:48 GMT 2005

Gerard Samuel wrote:
> A bit off topic, but I figure someone in here, may be able to point
> me in the right direction.
> !#/path/to/php
> Im wondering, if its possible for the /path/to/php can be made dynamic.
> i.e.  Have the file still look as if it is a shell script, but
> the path to the executable is determined at run time,
> to make it more portable.

Seems to me you could use:

#!/usr/bin/env php

Much like people often recommend for perl scripts.
Clint Gilders <techservices at>
Director of Technology Services, Inc.

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