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Re: Re: Re: Clipboard transform keys

by John M. Dlugosz (Monsignor)
on Sep 04, 2003 at 19:33 UTC ( #288982=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Clipboard transform keys
in thread Clipboard transform keys

Why do you need that batchfile wrapper? Set up your .LNK to run perl.exe with the script name as an argument, rather than requiring the target to be something that directly executes.

For that matter, why doesn't a lnk to a .pl file do the right thing anyway, just like double-clicking on the .pl file would?

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Re^4: Clipboard transform keys
by PhilHibbs (Hermit) on Sep 16, 2003 at 13:28 UTC
    Good question(s). Force of habit, mainly, and also it doesn't require the registry association to exist. I'm a big fan of not relying on things that are outside my control, and the registry is one of those things. I have worked on machines that were locked down so tight that I couldn't install any software on it, but I could manually copy Perl onto it, and add it to the path. Making the shortcut run perl with the .pl as a parameter would have worked for the shortcuts, but not for the command line. Also Win95 can't be told to search the path for .pl files.

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