Executing a perl script from Windows 7

Andrey Repin anrdaemon@yandex.ru
Mon Mar 10 02:25:00 GMT 2014

Greetings, Peter Holsberg!

>>> 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?

To a shell script like


test -z "$1" && exit 1

env "$( cygpath -au "$1")" "${@:2}"

Then just link all extensions you want to exec through cygwin to this file

> ftype unixshell.script
unixshell.script="C:\Programs\Cygwin\bin\env.exe" /bin/cygwrap.sh "%1" %*

> assoc .sh

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

Depends. There's a way to make it through "Send to" menu. Then you could even
run scripts without extension.

> Why did you mention python?

It's irrelevant.

Andrey Repin (anrdaemon@yandex.ru) 10.03.2014, <01:41>

Sorry for my terrible english...

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