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Re: Newbie Question

by RonW (Parson)
on Nov 14, 2014 at 22:42 UTC ( #1107268=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Newbie Question

When I installed Strawberry Perl on a Windows PC, the installer created folder, "C:\Strawberry\perl\site\bin" and added that folder to Window's search path. You can put a copy of your Perl program in that folder. Then Windows will be able to find it when you type the name of your program in the CMD window.

(It works for me with Strawberry Perl 5.18.2)

Update: Yes, ww has very good points.

So, a better suggestion:

C:\>md MyPerlPrograms

(replace "MyPerlPrograms" with whatever you want.)

Then copy your programs there and run them as ww described.

(There are ways to add your own folders to the windows search path, the simplest being: C:\>PATH=C:\MyPerlPrograms;%PATH%. HOWEVER, that only sets it for the current CMD window. And once you dismiss that window, Windows will forget about it. To add it permanently requires updating the Windows Registry. There are far better places then here to ask about doing that.)

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Re^2: Newbie Question
by ww (Archbishop) on Nov 14, 2014 at 23:08 UTC

    Yes, that should work, but --- Beware! Thar' be monsters there!!!

    Keeping a separate directory (or dir tree) for scripts has many merits... (including giving you a place for smallish data files that you don't want commingled with the distro) and with the path to the executable established (see my earlier but now following response), one can run the scripts from their own directory ... or from the C:\ prompt using a fully qualified path to the script, for example:

    C:\>dir d:\_Perl_\PMonks\11*.pl Directory of d:\_Perl_\PMonks ...10/09/2014 08:44 AM 504 10/15/2014 06:23 PM 789 ... C:\>D:\_Perl_\PMonks\ foo using shift and the CLI argument, 'foo' shift method: foo Enter one arg for shift method: bar (at_foo and @_ method) argument is: bar C:\>

    Yes, this is an ActiveState install, but it still applies to OP's problem and the parent node's suggestion

    ++$anecdote ne $data

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