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Re: Installing Perl on a Windows PC

by Joost (Canon)
on Jul 28, 2004 at 22:46 UTC ( #378248=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Installing Perl on a Windows PC

Alternatively, go to and click on "install cygwin now". Make sure you installl the scripting option.

After that you can write perl programs as described above and you can start them from the bash shell as long as you make then executable and set the #! line (basically, follow the UNIX instructions)

If you feel up to it, you can also compile perl from source using either cygwin with gcc and GNU make, or microsoft VC++ and nmake.

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Re^2: Installing Perl on a Windows PC
by shagbark (Novice) on Jul 14, 2012 at 16:18 UTC
    If you install Perl using Cygwin, it will currently install perl 5.10. Cygwin will install 5.14 if you ask it to in the installer GUI, but thereafter, every time you run the Cygwin installer to update any packages, you will have to go back to the entry for Perl and tell it not to uninstall 5.14 and replace it with 5.10, which it always wants to do.

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