Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Perl Monk, Perl Meditation
 
PerlMonks  

Re: Trying Win32 code on Linux

by dmmiller2k (Chaplain)
on Aug 16, 2001 at 22:03 UTC ( #105456=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Trying Win32 code on Linux

There's another option to Linux, if you're running NT or better (i.e., non-Windows 9x/ME).

Check out Unix for Windows. It replaces the braindead POSIX subsystem in NT (and NT-derived Windowsen) with a real one. It comes with various shells, perl, vi, etc. In essence, once you open a ksh window, you are in a true POSIX-compliant environment (full set of system calls).

There is an academic/research version which includes everything and is free, as well as various commercial licensing options available from two different firms (follow approroate links from the URL, above).

The upshot is, you can run your Win32-developed scripts in a normal Command Prompt window, and simultaneously in a UWIN ksh window, side-by-side, without rebooting.

Way Cool, IMHO

-----[ BofA: 212 583-8077 David.Miller(AT)bofasecurities(DOT)com ]-----
David M. Miller                       | phone/FAX:         212 662-0715
Business Visions, Inc., Suite #8E     | cell:              917 952-1600
680 West End Ave, New York, NY  10025 | e-mail: dmmiller(AT)acm(DOT)org
--------------------------------------+--------------------------------
      Spam Resistant (replace '(AT)' => '@', and '(DOT)' => '.')


Comment on Re: Trying Win32 code on Linux

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://105456]
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others about the Monastery: (12)
As of 2014-10-31 15:00 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    For retirement, I am banking on:










    Results (219 votes), past polls