FAQ 3.22 How can I get "#!perl" to work on [MS-DOS,NT,...]?

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3.22: How can I get "#!perl" to work on [MS-DOS,NT,...]?

    For OS/2 just use

        extproc perl -S -your_switches

    as the first line in "*.cmd" file ("-S" due to a bug in cmd.exe's
    "extproc" handling). For DOS one should first invent a corresponding
    batch file and codify it in "ALTERNATE_SHEBANG" (see the dosish.h file
    in the source distribution for more information).

    The Win95/NT installation, when using the ActiveState port of Perl, will
    modify the Registry to associate the ".pl" extension with the perl
    interpreter. If you install another port, perhaps even building your own
    Win95/NT Perl from the standard sources by using a Windows port of gcc
    (e.g., with cygwin or mingw32), then you'll have to modify the Registry
    yourself. In addition to associating ".pl" with the interpreter, NT
    people can use: "SET PATHEXT=%PATHEXT%;.PL" to let them run the program
    "install-linux.pl" merely by typing "install-linux".

    Under "Classic" MacOS, a perl program will have the appropriate Creator
    and Type, so that double-clicking them will invoke the MacPerl
    application. Under Mac OS X, clickable apps can be made from any "#!"
    script using Wil Sanchez' DropScript utility:
    http://www.wsanchez.net/software/ .

    *IMPORTANT!*: Whatever you do, PLEASE don't get frustrated, and just
    throw the perl interpreter into your cgi-bin directory, in order to get
    your programs working for a web server. This is an EXTREMELY big
    security risk. Take the time to figure out how to do it correctly.


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