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Re^2: Newb guidance for Perl on MS Windows: Cygwin, Strawberry, ActivePerl?

by Anonymous Monk
on Oct 16, 2013 at 17:39 UTC ( #1058511=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Newb guidance for Perl on MS Windows: Cygwin, Strawberry, ActivePerl?
in thread Newb guidance for Perl on MS Windows: Cygwin, Strawberry, ActivePerl?

If you have code which rely on POSIX bahviour (fork, system calls), cygwin might be the only choice.

Well, I just need Perl for some scripting; using tar and scp mostly — and I'd assumed I'd shell out to those, which is why I figured I'd need cygwin installed. I also need cron or a cron-like facility to run it.

Otherwise native Win32 perl is probably better.. Because it's native to Win32. And perl code authors do care more about Win32 than Cygwin.

Oh, really? Interesting. I'd figured it would be the other way round. Cygwin feels like a home away from home (well, after 5 minutes of using it).

Do you know if I can use cpanm with cygwin's Perl?

Does cpanm come with Strawberry Perl?

Thanks.

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Re^3: Newb guidance for Perl on MS Windows: Cygwin, Strawberry, ActivePerl?
by bart (Canon) on Oct 17, 2013 at 10:36 UTC
    For scp, I recommend using PuTTY. You'll have to use the name "pscp" instead of "scp", but it works quite well.

    For tar etc. I normally use UnxUtils, but there are alternatives.

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