When executing a korn shell script, execution fails with the following error:
/bin/ksh^M: bad interpreter: No such file or directory
I transferred the executable korn shell script from my backup on my Windows server to a RHEL 5.1 host. On Linux, opened the file using the vi editor and did not find any ^M characters. Also, checked file with "set list" in vi.
I used dos2unix on the file as follows:
Note: Usually, improper file transfer modes in ftp can cause this problem. However, I used ascii mode and checked the file using the vi editor, but didn’t find anything abnormal. So, dos2unix is your best bet!
Invalid file format after transferring it from a Windows machine to a UNIX host.
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