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Perl Syntax Variation Between Linux/Windows when -e flag is used!
My understanding is commandline quoting is shell dependent. So it is how the CMD.EXE or COMMAND.COM is excepting quotes. On Win32 the double quotes is the only way to tie a space seperated parameter together. Because of the issues with single quotes on WIN32 command line I usually use the quote-like operators on the command line in win32.
Example perl -pae "$_ = qq|$F1\n|;" test23.txt
I have seen this issue is mentioned in the Camel 3rd edition as an issue (pages 489-491 of Programming Perl 3rd Ed).
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