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Re: (Not Quite Perl) Running Scripts from Right-Click Context Menu in Windows

by Intrepid (Deacon)
on Jul 25, 2003 at 10:05 UTC ( #277835=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: (Not Quite Perl) Running Scripts from Right-Click Context Menu in Windows
in thread (Not Quite Perl) Running Scripts from Right-Click Context Menu in Windows

A word of caution though. The path supplied is one of those dratted shortened thingies. It's been so long since I encountered one of these that I forgot what they are called?. These work okay for many purposes, but are likely to confuse some things. There's probably a simply way of retriving the expanded version from the shortened one, but I haven't looked that up yet.

You don't have to look it up, because I know and now I'm going to tell you.

Substitute "%L" (case does not matter, but in many font faces it is maddeningly difficult to tell a lowercase "l" from a numeral "1") for "%1".

There's a strong connection between this node and the one I created here; this (the top node) basically explains how to do what I didn't cover over there.

The one item not covered in the top node discussion was that using Regedit manually is not the best way to do this. Creating a .REG file by exporting a correctly done new key as detailed in the instructions given, and then merging it with the target Registry is the better way (this is commonly accepted). Only one person has to get it right, and then it's easy to propagate.

One .REG file can serve as a template for any number of Perl scripts that one would want to run as context-click GUI add-ons. Only a few characters of the keynames and the path to the perl script need to be changed.


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Re: Re: (Not Quite Perl) Running Scripts from Right-Click Context Menu in Windows
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Jul 25, 2003 at 10:24 UTC

    Nice one. Thanks.

    In fairness to the OP, he has corrected the "manual regedit" situation with a follow-up post which appears below.


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