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Do you have any info on the nature of cmd.exe's issues?
I wish I did. Here's what perldoc pl2bat has to say about it:
---8<--- 4 C:> ftype Perl=perl.exe "%1" %* C:> assoc .pl=Perl then C:> script.pl [args] 5 C:> ftype Perl=perl.exe "%1" %* C:> assoc .pl=Perl C:> set PathExt=%PathExt%;.PL then C:> script [args] ---8<--- 4 and 5 work on some Win32 operating systems with some command shells. One major disadvantage with both is that you can't use them in pipelin +es nor with file redirection. For example, none of the following will wor +k properly if you used method 4 or 5: C:> script.pl <infile C:> script.pl >outfile C:> echo y | script.pl C:> script.pl | more This is due to a Win32 bug which Perl has no control over. This bug is the major motivation for pl2bat [which was originally written for DOS] being used on Win32 systems.
To paraphrase, it doesn't work because it doesn't work. ;)

All I can see (from this and some searching of MSDN) is that redirection and pipes break when you use ftype and assoc to run a script. I have never seen a why. It's useful information, just not very informative.


In reply to Re^3: Strange "There is not enough space on the disk" error (Win32) by bmann
in thread Strange "There is not enough space on the disk" error (Win32) by bgreenlee

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