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RE: activestate perl on cygwin

On Thu, 11 Jan 2007, Kevin T Cella wrote:

> [snip]
> I'm asking for the short term solution.
> > Answers were provided to you. Apparently they don't tickle your fancy.
> > People have commented on that wrapper script that you posted. I still
> > don't see what your problem is. If your Perl script expects
> > C:\mydir\foo.dat then give it C:\mydir\foo.dat. Of course you'll need to
> > do that under a cmd shell or, for Cygwin's bash shell you'll need to
> > double the backslashes (C:\\mydir\\foo.dat) or use forward slashes
> > (C:/mydir/foo.dat). If you insist on giving your Perl script
> > /cygdrive/c/mydir/foo.dat then perhaps your Perl script should expect
> > that and translate it. A quick Perl subroutine to do that shouldn't be
> > that hard to code.
> Other posts have indicated how this is not possible. Executing a script
> That appears in my $PATH will automatically expand using cygwin style
> pathing. Answers were provided, but not to my original question. I still
> have no way to execute the command below and a regular script on cygwin
> using Activestate.
> perl -e 'print join "\n", @INC, "\n";'

As you've noted yourself in the paragraph above, you only need the wrapper
script to transform the script name from POSIX path style to Win32 style,
and only if it's in the #! (shebang) line of a perl script.  That was what
my wrapper script was designed to do (as shown by the example usage).
You do NOT need a wrapper to run the command above -- just invoke
ActiveState perl directly.
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     |,4-  ) )-,_. ,\ (  `'-'		old name: Igor Pechtchanski
    '---''(_/--'  `-'\_) fL	a.k.a JaguaR-R-R-r-r-r-.-.-.  Meow!

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