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Came across a ksh script that has these two lines right near the top.

#include <string.h>
#include <stdio.h>

Is there any reason why these should be there,  or are they just
artifacts from a previous c time?

Thanks

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Question by:hank1
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by:cjjclifford
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In KSH these are just being seen as comments (the "#" is a comment-delimiter).

If this is truely a KSH script then these are meaningless... However, are you sure this is indeed a KSH script?
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rockiroads earned 500 total points
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Those 2 lines are what u typically include in a C program, u do not add anything like that in a shell script.
so your suspicions are correct, its artifacts from a previous C time.

Does this script of yours contain anything like

main()

or

printf

or some other C type calls?
Does it contain any comments that start with

/*

or

//

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by:Tintin
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How did you determine it was a ksh script?
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by:cjjclifford
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If you're on a Unix system, what is the output of "file scriptname" (assuming "scriptname" is the name of the file in question). What Unix are you on (if Unix that is...)
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> Is there any reason why these should be there,  or are they just artifacts from a previous c time?
if it is really a ksh script (meaning korn shell script), possible answers are:
  yes (if your meant "why are they there", ask the author)
  no   (if you meant if they are executed by ksh)
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by:hank1
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tintin - named 'sdfsdfs.ksh' in a bin directory full of them.  I suppose it could have been another shell.
ahoffmann - author long gone.
cjjclifford  - file output = shell script  - ksh (Korn shell)
Thanks all.
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by:ahoffmann
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does this mean that your file actually was C code and not ksh script
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