Please describe the problem.

A follow on from

After noticing your note about it still being possible to run external scripts locally (don't know why I didn't try this!), I tried it. I guess this is related to the reading of the shebang? This may be fixed already, so I'm sorry if I'm rehashing things!

What steps will reproduce the problem?

$ git init
$ git annex init
$ cp `which git-annex-remote-rclone` .
$ git annex initremote test type=external externaltype=rclone encryption=none

initremote test
git-annex: git-annex-remote-rclone: hGetContents: illegal operation (delayed read on closed handle)
git-annex: initremote: 1 failed

What version of git-annex are you using? On what operating system?

Same as before, windows, git-bash

git-annex version: 6.20170214-g2233a50
build flags: Assistant Webapp Pairing Testsuite S3(multipartupload)(storageclasses) WebDAV ConcurrentOutput TorrentParser Feeds Quvi
key/value backends: SHA256E SHA256 SHA512E SHA512 SHA224E SHA224 SHA384E SHA384 SHA3_256E SHA3_256 SHA3_512E SHA3_512 SHA3_224E SHA3_224 SHA3_384E SHA3_384 SKEIN256E SKEIN256  SKEIN512E SKEIN512 SHA1E SHA1 MD5E MD5 WORM URL
remote types: git gcrypt p2p S3 bup directory rsync web bittorrent webdav tahoe glacier ddar hook external
local repository version: 5
supported repository versions: 3 5 6
upgrade supported from repository versions: 2 3 4 5
operating system: mingw32 i386

Have you had any luck using git-annex before? (Sometimes we get tired of reading bug reports all day and a lil' positive end note does wonders)

Thanks for the quick response earlier. I hope this is helpful information. Keep up the great work! :)

Reproduced this bug, and I've committed a fix. done --Joey