Patch [WAS] addition to the documentation

J offlineimap at
Sun Jan 29 10:41:28 GMT 2017

On 17-01-29 21:04:40, Cameron Simpson wrote:
> On 29Jan2017 09:30, J <offlineimap at> wrote:
> > and i am still using the env variable because it is AFAIK the new
> > standard way
> No, it is not "the new standard way", it is just the standard hack for when
> you don't know the exact (fixed) path to an executable. For example, bash
> might be in /bin or /usr/local/bin or somewhere else (or, my typical
> concern, not present).
> Whereas /bin/sh is _always_ in exactly that place. It is even a POSIX
> requirement. So you can always go:
>  #!/bin/sh
> because it never moves.
> The "env variable" isn't really any better - it totally relies on the "env"
> command being exactly where you say. With /bin/sh you never need that hack.
Thanks for clearing that up for me

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