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Re: exe for perl

by gawatkins (Monsignor)
on Aug 04, 2004 at 03:07 UTC ( #379885=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to exe for perl

As long as your extensions (.pl) are set to open with the perl executable, you can run a .pl file by clicking on it or a shortcut to it. If this is not set correctly, you can right click on a .pl file, select "Open With", then "Choose Program" to find the Perl executable.


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Re^2: exe for perl
by inman (Curate) on Aug 04, 2004 at 08:25 UTC
    and if you append .pl to the PATHEXT environment variable then you don't need to type the .pl extension.

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[stevieb]: Then throw in changes to Windows that throws everything you trusted right out the window.
[shmem]: that's why it is called "Windows"
[stevieb]: shmem thanks for the 'insight' :P
[shmem]: good thing that Sun already took "OpenWindows", otherwise I'd not stop to shudder imagining an "OpenWindows" from MS
[shmem]: more garbage in, more garbage out that would be
[stevieb]: I found that win10 broke a C# library I was using for one project while enhancing tests for a Perl dist, which breaks other Perl dists, and I'm about to throw my hands up on berrybrew. win2k12 broke one thing, win10 breaks something...
[stevieb]: ...unrelated which requires replacing a lot of code and a whole lib. I'm about to go nix only ffs
[shmem]: stevieb: what you're doing sounds afwully complex. Too much for me this evening to provide brighter insight ;-)
[stevieb]: I don't even own a Windows computer. Both my girl and I have a laptop each with Linux. I'm supporting Windows in some of my projects and I can't even guage whether it's worth it or not.

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