Environment resolution in shell scripts
  • I'm having trouble with the execution environment of ruby scripts through FastScripts.

    Here's a quick test script:

    `echo \`/usr/bin/env ruby --version\` > ~/Desktop/out.txt`

    When run from the command line the output file references my Macports installation of ruby:

    ruby 1.8.7 (2009-04-08 patchlevel 160) [i686-darwin9]

    When run through FastScripts I get the Leopard default interpreter:

    ruby 1.8.6 (2008-08-11 patchlevel 287) [universal-darwin9.0]

    Anyone know what's going on here? Hard-coding the path to the Macports ruby interpreter allows me to run the script through FastScripts, but I would prefer not to do so.

  • Hi Nick - sorry about the delay in responding to this. It passed by me somehow.

    I don't really know what's going on here ... except that I think FastScripts probably loads before your Terminal-based paths are established. So to some extent you may be forced to be a little more literal with FastScripts than you are with your shell, where your preferences have had a chance to load.

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