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I'm on a kali linux 64 bit.

I have created a python script which takes 2 arguments to start. I don't want to type out every time the exact same paths or search in the history of the commands I used in terminal. So I decided to create a simple script which calls the python script with its arguments.

#! /bin bash

python CreateDB.py ./WtfPath ./NoWtfPath/NewSystem/

It is the exact same command I would use in terminal. However, I get an error message when I try to execute the script file.

bash: ./wtf.sh: /bin: bad interpreter: Permission denied

wtf.sh has executable rights.

What is wrong?

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You have a space instead of a forward slash here:

#! /bin bash

Should be:

#! /bin/bash

The shebang (#!) should be followed by the path to an executable, which may be followed by arguments, e.g.:

#!/usr/bin/env sh

In this case /usr/bin/env is the executable, see man env for details. But just /bin refers to a directory.

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damn, silly me! Thanks! Didn't see that... –  Davlog Jul 13 '14 at 19:05

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