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Re^2: shell redirect on windows, qx?

by doom (Deacon)
on Apr 11, 2008 at 21:17 UTC ( #679862=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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in thread shell redirect on windows, qx?

Ah, cool. It looks like Active State perl behaves very much like a unix-box in this respect. Thanks for the reply.

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Re^3: shell redirect on windows, qx?
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Apr 11, 2008 at 21:28 UTC
    It looks like Active State perl behaves ...

    It's not down to AS perl. The redirection is done by the shell processor that is invoked by qx/backticks or system. Under AS perl that shell is the standard win32 cmd.exe.

    Other variants, such as cygwin builds and Strawberry etc. may choose to invoke a different shell. I think cygwin (as standard) uses a sh-alike, but you can probably get csh, bash or zsh that would run under cygwin. (If you must:), but you might have to configure something somewhere to get them used by default, and each has its own set of advantages and restrictions as with the *nix brethren.

    In theory, there is nothing to stop you from configuring a cygwin build to use cmd.exe, but I've no idea how.

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