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### Re^4: windows environment variable regression

 on Sep 23, 2013 at 00:48 UTC ( #1055211=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Because I expect to change the Perl version on a regular basis and I don't want to have to parse PATH to do it.

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Re^5: windows environment variable regression
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Sep 23, 2013 at 01:05 UTC
Because I expect to change the Perl version on a regular basis and I don't want to have to parse PATH to do it.

Then don't. Just install each new version into the same place -- say X:\perl or wherever -- and then you have no need to change or edit or parse the path.

Or, if that is too simple, install new builds into versioned directories and then use:

subst p: X:\path\to\latest\version\of\perl\bin
[download]

And have p:\ in your path.

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