in reply to Problem using rshell to start Perl application

The problem is that the directory you are in when you call the perl from the MSDOS window is not the same directory you are in when it is called by the 3rd party ap so the library is not found. There are many ways to specify how to find a perl library. The one i use is to determine the directory that myperl-lib is in and specify it as i call perl. lets assume your libary is at C:\dir1\dir2\dir3\dir4\dirapp\myperl-lib. then

perl -I C:\dir1\dir2\dir3\dir4\dirapp C:\dir1\dir2\dir3\dir4\dirapp\pe
should do the trick.

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Re^2: Problem using rshell to start Perl application
by merrymonk (Hermit) on May 17, 2018 at 21:16 UTC
    Thank you for that.
    I did try that and it works when I typed in the 'string' into an MSODS screen.
    Sadly it gave the error 2 when I rshelled the string from the 3rd part application.
    I did have to type in the path to the perl exe (ie c:/dir1/dir2/dir3/bin/perl.exe). However I do not think that was the problem as I recall I have to put perl.exe into the PATH so that 'perl' works.