in reply to Perl and the Windows Scripting host

I've never been there myself, but do you use ActiveState's PerlScript as opposed to regular Perl? I think only the former can be used w/ the WSH.

And if you can be so kind to explain why you'd prefer using the WSH instead of a normal shell, I'd be interested (I hardly now what WSH is). <troll>However, I won't ask why you prefer to run W2k instead of a real OS, I know some people are forced to by their management ;-)</troll>