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Re^2: Unix shell versus Perl

by amarquis (Curate)
on Feb 19, 2008 at 15:18 UTC ( #668813=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Unix shell versus Perl
in thread Unix shell versus Perl

Portable anything is difficult, the question is how difficult.

If you give me the option of porting a shell script and a Perl script to a win32 environment, I'll take Perl. It's still not a fun job, but at least it isn't a painful job.

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[Corion]: thezip: start "some title" path\to\that\ application, but that will open another console window
[Corion]: thezip: If you want to confuse your users, use system(1, "that\\command" );, which will make Perl launch it in the background
[Corion]: That will keep the console window open even though the user can't type into it anymore
[thezip]: So I have a script that generates a log file. After script completion, I want tohave VIM open this logfile.
[thezip]: i don't get the command line "back" until I close VIM. No what I want to happen...
[thezip]: I currently don't have access to CYGWIN, else I'd just do a tail -f on the logfile.

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