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Re^2: command line tools

by cdarke (Prior)
on Dec 29, 2009 at 10:23 UTC ( #814722=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: command line tools
in thread command line tools

maybe it's done automatically by Windows on the basis of extensions?

It is a common mis-understanding that Windows (the operating system) does this, but it does not. File extension association has to be looked-up in the registry by whatever is launching the executable, i.e. the shell or application - Windows does not do it for us. See Win32::FetchCommand.
In theory the .exe extension is not fixed and can be changed, as can all the other file extensions. It would confuse the hell out of everyone though.

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