Executing a perl script from Windows 7

Peter Holsberg pjh42@pobox.com
Sun Mar 9 21:50:00 GMT 2014


On 3/9/2014 2:18 PM, Max Polk wrote:
> On 3/9/2014 2:08 PM, Peter Holsberg wrote:
>> I have a perl script that I would like to execute simply by
>> double-clicking on its name from a Windows filemanager window. (That
>> is, I do not want to use the command line at all, nor do I want to use
>> an icon.)
>>
>> Eg, myscript.pl
>>
>> I tried using this
>>
>> #!C:\cygwin64\bin\perl.exe
>
> Windows does not pay attention to file contents (like the first line in
> your example), only the file name.  If you don't want a file
> association, you can opt to simply create a shortcut to your script that
> begins with the python executable and that lists the script as a parameter.

A file association to what, .pl to perl.exe?

Well, a shortcut would be a desktop icon, wouldn't it?

Why did you mention python?

Thanks.

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