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Re^4: perl -d myprog autostarts - but only in one specific directory

by bliako (Monsignor)
on Jan 18, 2022 at 19:34 UTC ( #11140579=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: perl -d myprog autostarts - but only in one specific directory
in thread perl -d myprog autostarts - but only in one specific directory

I don't think the fix will work. I made a comment below. Thanks, I did not know it was that simple

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Re^5: perl -d myprog autostarts - but only in one specific directory
by pryrt (Monsignor) on Jan 18, 2022 at 20:05 UTC

      yes, you are right.

      Can there be some magic behind that -e 'con' which obviously did not kick in in the Unix case? I tried to use logic in the absence of a windows machine, but that failed me, being m$! "CON" (like LPT, AUX and some others) are all DOS reserved words and can not be the name of files, unless doing some hack (which will confuse Perl!). So, I am not sure that your dir CON failed because of that restriction or because of not existing a CON file. In any event, your perl oneliner is proof enough.

        Sorry, yes, my point with the dir CON was to show there wasn't a filesystem file in the active directory called CON, that the -e "con" really was finding the magic CON, not some local file or directory that happened to be named CON. I guess I should have added more verbiage to explain that.

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