Eggheads: About botchk

Will Buckner wcc at
Fri Jan 21 16:20:37 CST 2005

Ronny Vårdal wrote:
> I've had a problem on a given server (, that my bots 
> that were crontab'd, did spawn duplicates all the time - despite a 
> running bot present.
> Their forum tells me to modify the botnick.botchk file, and supress the 
> first line (the #!/bin/sh or whatever), with this one:
> #!/usr/local/bin/bash2
> Now, I don't see the connection between "sh" and "bash2" but then again 
> I'm not a linux expert.
> Have anyone else seen this solution? Should the autobotchk script that 
> follows eggdrop in that case be updated to handle this?
> The server in question is:
> FreeBSD 5.3-STABLE FreeBSD 5.3-STABLE #11: Wed Jan  5 
> 22:35:44 CET 2005 ftpman at i386
> Anything else you would like to know, tell me.

Type 'which sh' (no quotes) at your shell prompt. This will show you the 
path to sh. I've never seen it anywhere other than /bin, though.


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