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Re: cygwin and the rest of the Windows


Well, technically, you'll have to do a bit more than that.  First off, the
#![1] line will not be recognized by Windows.  Thus, you'll need to
associate the .pl extension *in Windows Explorer* with whatever perl
interpreter you have (I'd guess "C:\cygwin\bin\perl.exe"[2]).  Secondly,
you might be missing the login environment, so you might wish to create a
perl.bat file that does a "c:\cygwin\bin\bash --login /usr/bin/perl %1 %2
%3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9" and use that instead (beware of directory changes).
Alternatively, if you want to use the #! line, you could associate .pl
files with "c:\cygwin\bin\bash -c"...  In the end, it might be less
trouble to just run Cygwin apache.
[1] You missed the "!" in your examples... ;-)
[2] /usr/bin is a mount, and thus is not visible to non-Cygwin programs.
    C:\cygwin\usr\bin should be empty.

On Sat, 21 Jun 2003, Ling F. Zhang wrote:

> okay! the question is this then: say I write a perl script...
> should the first line be
> #/usr/bin/perl
> or
> #C:\cygwin\usr\bin\perl ?
> thank you
> --- Igor Pechtchanski <> wrote:
> > On Sat, 21 Jun 2003, Ling F. Zhang wrote:
> >
> > > I successfully ran both the cygwin apache (1.3x) and
> > > windows native one (2.x).  So I need to chose one to
> > > run (as they wouldn't share port 80)...sine I usually
> > > do my cgi in perl and shell-script, cygwin is the
> > > clear choice...but I do miss such feature as WebDAV in
> > > the version 2 (I didn't feel like recompiling apache
> > > on cygwin just to mess things up).  So, here's the
> > > question, is it possible for windows to use cygwin
> > > developement tools? as in, can I use the cygwin perl
> > > interpretor to interpret my perl script if the apache
> > > is the windows native one?
> >
> > Ling,
> >
> > Yes, it's theoretically possible, as long as the Cygwin /bin directory
> > is in the path.  There may be some peculiarities specific to your
> > system that you'd have to solve (in particular, all the scripts will
> > get Win32 paths as parameters, rather than Cygwin POSIX paths), but
> > there's nothing major that prevents you from doing this.
> >       Igor

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