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How to Get Perl to Automatically Look in Specific Directories for Scripts?

How to Get Perl to Automatically Look in Specific Directories for Scripts?

How to Get Perl to Automatically Look in Specific Directories for Scripts?

(OP)
I have ActiveState Perl installed on a Windows machine.

Now, suppose I have scripts, including one called "SomeScript.pl", in this directory:

CODE

"C:\Example\Foo\Bar\" 

How do I configure Perl to automatically look in that directory for scripts when it is passed a script path?

For example, from the command line, I can run...:

CODE

perl C:\Example\Foo\Bar\SomeScript.pl 

...just fine.

But the following...:

CODE

perl SomeScript.pl 

fails because Perl doesn't know to look in the "C:\Example\Foo\Bar\" directory. How do I configure Perl to automatically look in some specific directory for scripts when passed a script name from the command line?

RE: How to Get Perl to Automatically Look in Specific Directories for Scripts?

Add the script location to the PATH environment variable.

Chris.

Indifference will be the downfall of mankind, but who cares?
Time flies like an arrow, however, fruit flies like a banana.

Never mind these jesus character, stars had to die for me to live.

RE: How to Get Perl to Automatically Look in Specific Directories for Scripts?

(OP)

Quote (ChrisHirst)

Add the script location to the PATH environment variable.

By itself, that does not actually work, and...

CODE

perl SomeScript.pl 

...will still fail, but I learned from somewhere elsewhere that this does work in combination with the -S switch:

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perl -S SomeScript.pl 

:)

RE: How to Get Perl to Automatically Look in Specific Directories for Scripts?

Maybe that's a 'Windows thing', been a while since I ran anything on Windows.

Chris.

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Time flies like an arrow, however, fruit flies like a banana.

Never mind these jesus character, stars had to die for me to live.

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