(user interface) users, a shebang is a term for the "#!" characters that must begin the first line
of a script.
In musical notation, a "#" is called a sharp and an exclamation point - "!" - is sometimes referred
to as a bang. Thus, shebang becomes a shortening of sharp-bang. The term is mentioned in Elizabeth
Castro's Perl and CGI for the World Wide Web.
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This was last updated in April 2005
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