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Re: Portable perl: usb thumbdrive

by Courage (Parson)
on Aug 18, 2005 at 12:33 UTC ( #484729=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Portable perl: usb thumbdrive

I have following to advice to you, 100% based on my own practices:

  • use LiveCD linuxes: you boot from CD with your USB pen inserted, play w/o installing anything with Perl. When you go, you'll data storied to USB. I use knoppix, but this could be anything else. Some linuxes boot from USB device and are located entirely there.
  • Use WinCE with perl on it. Sometimes I use it within 5-min breaks at lunch, or in any unexpected places.
But for usage Perl from your own USB stick - I would advice using ActivePerl, because it has many modules bundled, so you do not need to recompile them. ActivePerl could be perfectly moved from one directory to another easily, without editing any files.


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Re^2: Portable perl: usb thumbdrive
by zzspectrez (Hermit) on Aug 18, 2005 at 14:18 UTC

    I have software on the machine I must have access to for doing my job, so switching back in forth between linux and windows is too much hassle.

    Second, 98% of the machines have the bios locked down and cd booting disabled to prevent such practices.

    On the flip side, we are able to mount and use usb pen drives.

    What do you mean WinCE?? Are you talking about a handheld?

    zzSPECTREz
      Indeed, booting from your own media is not always possible.

      When speaking about WinCE, I namely had in mind perl on handheld, see http://perlce.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/perlce-tcltkce-wiki.pl?Happy_Screenshots
      Should I mention that I wrote my CJK-English dictionary with unihan.txt interface while I was bored in a fitness-centre? :):):)
      Other two there also?

      However "perlce" on Wince has its own sloppy places, but let us leave listing them onto another meditation :)

      Best regards,
      Courage, the Cowardly Dog

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