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Re^4: windows environment variable regression

by mpersico (Beadle)
on Sep 23, 2013 at 00:48 UTC ( #1055211=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: windows environment variable regression
in thread windows environment variable regression

Because I expect to change the Perl version on a regular basis and I don't want to have to parse PATH to do it.


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Re^5: windows environment variable regression
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Sep 23, 2013 at 01:05 UTC
    Because I expect to change the Perl version on a regular basis and I don't want to have to parse PATH to do it.

    Then don't. Just install each new version into the same place -- say X:\perl or wherever -- and then you have no need to change or edit or parse the path.

    Or, if that is too simple, install new builds into versioned directories and then use:

    subst p: X:\path\to\latest\version\of\perl\bin

    And have p:\ in your path.

    There are many ways to achieve what you want; stop trying to use the one that won't.


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