Is there any code in this ERB snippet that causes text after the EOF
to be included in the template.

Unless my understanding of ERB is inadequate there has to be some bug in it.
It has me at my wit's end.

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template = ERB.new <<-EOF

     # rsync push mode

     #rsync_push_command check

     # <%= rsync_push_command %>

     # rsync_forced_command
     # <%= rsync_forced_command %>
     #

EOF

some program code here

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After execution the text "some program code here" appears in the
template's output

Are there some circumstances under which ERB goes haywire?

Is there an alternate syntax to the ERB.NEW <<-EOF ... EOF syntax for
when the text is on multiple lines. - Frank