in reply to Perl on Windows Best Practices?
Try using forward slashes instead of doubled backslashes for UNC names. That works just fine with cygwin--at least *here* it does:
#!/usr/bin/perl use 5.14.0; use warnings; use autodie; open my $FH, '>', '//npckfs01/users/301058/ZOOG'; print $FH "The quick red fox, etc. etc. etc.\n"; close $FH;
When your only tool is a hammer, all problems look like your thumb.