I'm interested to see you using wget instead of the two tools I'd heard of previously. Is this documented anywhere?
wget is just a GNU download tool -- you can get a binary version for Windows from here -- but you can download the tar.gz using any other tool or method including just clicking the link on the CPAN website for whatever package you want.
I long ago gave up on CPAN(P/plus/whatever) because they:
- insist downloading stuff that I neither need nor want;
Like some ancient version of nmake that hasn't worked for building perl modules since pre-5.6.1 days. If then. It is well-known that it is a pointless exercise to install that; but still the CPAN shell will insist on downloading it even when there is a working, up-to-date version already installed and available via the path! Shear bloody-mindedness.
- Insist on installing alternative compiler & tool chain that don't work, rather than using the already installed compiler that does, simply because the broken algorithm they use to look for the compiler -- that does everything but the sensible thing of searching the path -- cannot find it.
- Insist on trying to provide a broken emulation of *nix command line history functionality; when my shell has its own history facility -- that works -- built-in.
- Insist on fucking with my carefully chosen shell color settings in order to try and highlight random bits of output in random colors according to no discernible pattern; and rendering the output entire unreadable in the process.
With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
"Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.
Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
Please read these before you post! —
Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
- a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
| & || & |
| < || < |
| > || > |
| [ || [ |
| ] || ] ||