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Re: Newb guidance for Perl on MS Windows: Cygwin, Strawberry, ActivePerl?

by vsespb (Hermit)
on Oct 16, 2013 at 17:17 UTC ( #1058507=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Newb guidance for Perl on MS Windows: Cygwin, Strawberry, ActivePerl?

If you have code which rely on POSIX bahviour (fork, system calls), cygwin might be the only choice.

Otherwise native Win32 perl is probably better.. Because it's native to Win32. And perl code authors do care more about Win32 than Cygwin

Or you can try both.. I find myself missing linux tools when I am on Windows (actually I migrated from Win to Linux that way, with cygwin in the middle)


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Re^2: Newb guidance for Perl on MS Windows: Cygwin, Strawberry, ActivePerl?
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 16, 2013 at 17:39 UTC
    If you have code which rely on POSIX bahviour (fork, system calls), cygwin might be the only choice.

    Well, I just need Perl for some scripting; using tar and scp mostly — and I'd assumed I'd shell out to those, which is why I figured I'd need cygwin installed. I also need cron or a cron-like facility to run it.

    Otherwise native Win32 perl is probably better.. Because it's native to Win32. And perl code authors do care more about Win32 than Cygwin.

    Oh, really? Interesting. I'd figured it would be the other way round. Cygwin feels like a home away from home (well, after 5 minutes of using it).

    Do you know if I can use cpanm with cygwin's Perl?

    Does cpanm come with Strawberry Perl?

    Thanks.

      For scp, I recommend using PuTTY. You'll have to use the name "pscp" instead of "scp", but it works quite well.

      For tar etc. I normally use UnxUtils, but there are alternatives.

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