|Do you know where your variables are?|
Compare the settings of path, assoc .pl & ftype perl on the two machines.
Therein (almost certainly) lies a difference; and explanation of the different behaviour.
Also, you can probably dodge the issue by using the full path of the svn command.
With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
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