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Re: Command prompt q.

by choroba (Bishop)
on Jun 04, 2012 at 09:41 UTC ( #974254=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Command prompt q.

What command do you type under W7?
Have you installed Perl to the new laptop? Which one (Strawberry, ActivePerl...)?

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Re^2: Command prompt q.
by jonabb (Novice) on Jun 04, 2012 at 10:19 UTC

    Thanks for responding

    The command I type is: "perl *filename*.txt > *filename*.htm"

    I'm using perl to convert a text file to an htm file and to format it a certain way

    '' is the file that contains the work done by my friend

    I have installed the latest version of ActivePerl

      perl *filename*.txt > *filename*.htm
      You are using wildcards in the redirection part??????

      What happens if you leave out the redirection?

      Can you access perl.exe, and can you access Also make sure that your working directory is one where you have write permission.
      Ronald Fischer <>

        No, sorry, I just meant to indicate that the actual filename goes in there.

        I should have said something like: "perl abcd.txt > abcd.htm"

        (Didn't realise i was using convention for wildcard!))

      Well, under cmd.exe that is an error, so what "Command Processor" are you using?

        I'm using the command prompt which now seems to go under the name "Windows Command Processor" (v 6.1.xx)

        It's that little window with the black background

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