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Re: Unix shell versus Perl

by spurperl (Priest)
on Feb 18, 2008 at 18:49 UTC ( #668641=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Unix shell versus Perl

I have a vague recollection of something that can be done by .bat files but not by a Perl script. I don't remember for sure but it has to do with environment variables.

IIRC you can set env vars in a .bat script that will persist after it exits, in the same command window. This is used, for instance, for setting up Visual Studio paths (the venerable vcvars32.bat script). I don't think this can be done in Perl ?!

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Re^2: Unix shell versus Perl
by TGI (Vicar) on Feb 18, 2008 at 18:57 UTC

    Your variables will stick around unless you do a setlocal, default behavior is to screw up your environment. I just love DOS.

    TGI says moo

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