activestate perl on cygwin

Andrew DeFaria
Fri Jan 12 13:47:00 GMT 2007

Kevin T Cella wrote:
>> [snip] but the point of this little story is that you are short 
>> sighted if you believe that the only platform you'll encounter and 
>> thus need to deal with is Windows...
> I agree completely. This is for personal use.
What does that matter? It's still short sited.
>> Although this is thorough off topic, perhaps you can explain it 
>> better to me as I don't use ActiveState therefore I don't see what 
>> you are claiming. Exactly which "full path" is expanded to "what" and 
>> passed to (guess) ActiveState Perl interpreter as, again, what? Is it 
>> $0 that you speak of that may be a Cygwin path? I'm confused however 
>> if it is $0 then why couldn't that also be handled in the Perl script?
> The error is as follows:
> [~] $
> Can't open perl script "/home/kcella/bin/": No such file or
> directory
> [~] $ ls -l /home/kcella/bin/
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 kcella None 651 Jan 12 07:33 /home/kcella/bin/
And what does #! look like? (And I'll ask for completion's sake as you 
never seems to be thorough nor accurate in your answers), what does ls 
<portion after #! in your script> return? Oh and what is PATH set to? 
And while we're at it, what is the exact path of the program  you wanted 
to be executed (i.e. C:\Perl\bin\perl.exe?).
Andrew DeFaria <>
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