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(somewhat OT) UAC checking on perl.exe in Windows Vistaby Petras (Friar)
|on Feb 06, 2008 at 04:42 UTC||Need Help??|
Petras has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
Hi! This isn't about devcon :~) I've been using Active Perl 5.8 on Windows Vista for several months, no problems. Yesterday, for the first time, UAC has popped up wanting permission to run perl.exe. Annoying, but tolerable (an extra mouse click every single time I want to run a program, even a perl -e program. Yech.
I could tolerate that, but now Vista launches every instance of Perl in a new process. So, even a program ran from the command line opens a new dos Window that's open just long enough to execute (no chance of seeing output or errors or warnings). Kinda frustrating.
I haven't downloaded any new security udates in the last 48 hours. It just kinda decided to do this on its own. I could completely shut down UAC, but it does serve some purposes.
So, this is more a Vista question than a Perl question, but it only is an issue (for me) when Perl things happen, soooo, sorta-OT?
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