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Re^4: Convert Shell script to Perl

by Utilitarian (Vicar)
on Oct 10, 2011 at 15:43 UTC ( #930671=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: Convert Shell script to Perl
in thread Convert Shell script to Perl

Two things, you need to tell the Perl interpreter to execute the code rather than look for a file of that name and the environment variables will not be set int the parent process (your shell) only in the Perl process and its children.

So while perl -e "$ENV{LIBDIR'}='C:\SOMEFOLDER';" would create the varable, it would cease to exist when Perl exited.

print "Good ",qw(night morning afternoon evening)[(localtime)[2]/6]," fellow monks."

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