Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Your skill will accomplish
what the force of many cannot
 
PerlMonks  

perldoc and perl wrapper

by rhumbliner (Sexton)
on Oct 23, 2013 at 20:44 UTC ( #1059347=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
rhumbliner has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

i recently installed the newest version of mac osx (maverick) which did a clean install of perl. as usual, perldoc no longer works without setting the execute bits. i've always been mystified by this". reading the contents of /usr/bin/perldoc it says

The contents of this script should normally never run! The perl wrapp +er should pick the correct script in /usr/bin by appending the appropriat +e version. You can try appending the appropriate perl version number. See perlma +cosx.pod for more information about multiple version support in Mac O +S X.

what is this wrapper that perldoc refers too? why do i have to set the execute bits to get this to work?

tia.

Comment on perldoc and perl wrapper
Download Code
Re: perldoc and perl wrapper
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 23, 2013 at 22:39 UTC

    what is this wrapper that perldoc refers too?

    Presumably /usr/bin/perl or whatever (`which perl`)

    The same way that file you're reading isn't the real perldoc, the appleness folks have one for perl which isn't the real perl

    Not having appleness I cant say more than that, other than that all this is something the appleness folks add and it isn't part of perl

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: perlquestion [id://1059347]
Approved by keszler
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others studying the Monastery: (10)
As of 2014-12-18 22:43 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    Is guessing a good strategy for surviving in the IT business?





    Results (67 votes), past polls