in reply to Escaping characters in one-liners

Read `perldoc perlrun', in particular #! and quoting on non-Unix systems.

MJD says "you can't just make shit up and expect the computer to know what you mean, retardo!"
I run a Win32 PPM repository for perl 5.6.x and 5.8.x -- I take requests (README).
** The third rule of perl club is a statement of fact: pod is sexy.