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Re: totally off topic email question



On Wed, 2007-01-03 at 19:09 -0600, Dave Ihnat wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 03, 2007 at 07:56:10PM -0500, Erik Hemdal wrote:
> > I think what you want is activestate.com and look for ActivePerl.  There may
> > be other Windows ports, but ActivePerl is the one I've used.
> 
> As a straight Perl port, it's decent.  But as someone else mentioned, I really
> can't recommend CygWin (http://www.cygwin.com) enough.  It's a tremendous
> toolchest of Unix/Linux apps built for Windows, and has one of the best
> and simplest installation and update interfaces I've seen.  It almost makes
> Windows tolerable.

I have to agree with Dave here, install Cygwin, add c:\cygwin\bin to
your Windows path and suddenly the Windows terminal becomes the most
powerful tool on the box. Just being able to type 'ls' at the dos prompt
and not get a 'bad command or filename' is worth it.

Brian


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