in reply to Perl on Windows 2008 R2

I am also curious why you want to do this. I went down this road a little bit just to try to get the benefits of the command line with my Strawberry Perl but ultimately decided, after a few headaches, to just use Windows command line.

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Re^2: Perl on Windows 2008 R2
by roboticus (Chancellor) on Oct 05, 2014 at 01:48 UTC


    I don't know about the original poster, but I wanted to try using Strawberry with cygwin just so I could use a more recent perl version than the one you can get with cygwin. It was either: (a) use cygwin's latest perl, (b) make Strawberry more convenient to work with cygin, or (c) build perl from scratch. After trying (b) for a little while, I switched back to cygwin's perl. Then later I started using perlbrew to have multiple distributions.

    The windows command line (old style) is just too primitive to use, and the power shell (new style) is too different to bother with. Most of my machines are linux based with bash, so using bash and cygwin is the best fit for me.


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