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Re^3: shell redirect on windows, qx?

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Apr 11, 2008 at 21:28 UTC ( #679867=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: shell redirect on windows, qx?
in thread shell redirect on windows, qx?

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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