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Re: activestate perl on cygwin

On 1/11/07, Igor Peshansky wrote:
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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Freedom is just another word for "nothing left to lose"... -- Janis Joplin



ActiveState Perl on Windows (I think perl on Windows in general)
doesn't even use the shebang.
It's all based on file extension association (i.e. *.pl means run with
The only thing it pulls from the shebang are the arguments to send to
perl like -w.

I always put #!/usr/bin/perl as my shebang whether I am writing the
script for use in native Windows or for cygwin.  It eliminates some
complications for scripts that can run in either environment.

Seriously, though, check out and
subscribe to one or more of the ActiveState mailing lists.  There have
been cygwin questions on the list before (unfortunately the usual
answer is "don't try to do that from cygwin").


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