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Re: location of application installed and executable

by tachyon (Chancellor)
on Oct 08, 2001 at 14:56 UTC ( #117428=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to location of application installed and executable

Have a look at Win32API::Registry. The registry holds all kind of deep and dark secrets. Type Start->Run->Regedit to have a browse if you are not familiar with the registry. Don't *change* anything unless you know what you are doing. Here is a short example:

use Win32API::Registry 0.21 qw( :ALL ); my @software = qw ( Excel Word Outlook PowerPoint Perl ); for my $software (@software) { print RegOpenKeyEx( HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, "SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Offi +ce\\$software", 0, KEY_READ, $key ) ? "$software has registry key\n" : "$software seems to be missing ".regLastError()."\n"; } __END__ Output on my system Excel has registry key Word has registry key Outlook has registry key PowerPoint has registry key Perl seems to be missing The system cannot find the file specified

Of course Perl is not missing but it is not registered in M$ Office!

cheers

tachyon

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[Mj1234]: Hello Monks, I have installed Active perl 5.16 and 5.14 but I dont find Devel::GDB package when I try to install through ppm
[Discipulus]: i'v installed ubuntu 16.04lts and i'm quite disappointed: is deadly simmilar to new win osses where you cannot find even simple things...
[Corion]: Hi Discipulus ;)
[Corion]: Mj1234: Maybe Ubuntu didn't package Devel::GDB? In that case, consider using local::lib and install the module from CPAN
[Corion]: But a quick Google search turns up this page, which seems to suggest that it should be packaged
[Discipulus]: iirc active perl has repositories only for last 2 o 3 major release of perl Mj1234. I strongly suggest portable version of strawberry perl and use cpan client to install modules

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