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Re^5: windows environment variable regression

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Sep 23, 2013 at 01:05 UTC ( #1055216=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^4: 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.

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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