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Re^2: Execute a Perl code without ".pl" extension

by Moriarty (Abbot)
on Mar 10, 2006 at 01:45 UTC ( #535589=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Execute a Perl code without ".pl" extension
in thread Execute a Perl code without ".pl" extension

This isn't completely true

1) This will only work if the perl executable is in /usr/bin/ (which just happens to be the most popular place to put it).

2) It is not necessary to rename the script as *nix doesn't care about extensions.

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Re^3: Execute a Perl code without ".pl" extension
by moklevat (Priest) on Mar 10, 2006 at 02:03 UTC
    Fair enough, but even though *nix doesn't care what the file is named, the OP wanted to know how to do

    $ ./myperlcode param > someoutput.txt

    and the original script was named

      My personal preference is to leave to ".pl" in place as it tells me that I can edit it as a normal Perl script.

        At least where I'm sitting, "executables" are sometimes compiled, sometimes perl scripts, sometimes shell get the idea. I use the "file" command to tell me what's what. And hey...file uses magic...really. The file that stores the heuristics that it uses for guessing is /etc/magic. :)


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