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Re: running a script from Windows Desktop

by AcidHawk (Vicar)
on Mar 09, 2004 at 06:03 UTC ( #335013=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to running a script from Windows Desktop

By creating a shortcut using "C:\perl\bin\perl.exe c:\somedir\" you are effectively assuming that the user has perl on their desktop.

If they do not know what a command line is why should they have perl installed..? (Unless of course you have installed it.)

Another way would be to compile the perl source using something like Perl2exe and just copy the .exe and .dll to the users machine after which creating a shortcut would be as simple as drag and drop.

Of all the things I've lost in my life, its my mind I miss the most.
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[Discipulus]: next time you can add `SARGV-1` and if still not impressed pass a 'rm -f..' as last arg
[Eily]: :)
[Eily]: or I might be tempted to send him an Acme::EyeDropsed file next time
[Eily]: Acme::Bleach is tempting, but it will look like I'm just using the one module that does precisely exactly what he wants

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