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Re: Advice/help with beginner script (file sorting, execute command line command)

by Sinistral (Monsignor)
on May 21, 2014 at 20:40 UTC ( #1087025=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Advice/help with beginner script (file sorting, execute command line command)

As much as I love Perl, since you're on a Windows 7 box, I would highly recommend using Power Shell. All of the functionality you describe can be done with native methods in PowerShell, and arguably can be done faster than a Windows compiled Perl could. You've come to the right place if you really want to do it in Perl, but it might be worth considering

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Re^2: Advice/help with beginner script (file sorting, execute command line command)
by Laurent_R (Canon) on May 21, 2014 at 21:55 UTC
    Sorry, but you must be kidding. Sure you can do things in power shell, but Perl is so much better, more expressive, more powerful, faster and so on. I am using regularly Unix shell scripting to launch my Perl program because it is sometimes useful to use OS scripts to do a few things (such as defining environment variables), but I would never recommend using sh or csh or ksh to replace Perl.
Re^2: Advice/help with beginner script (file sorting, execute command line command)
by UserMane (Initiate) on May 21, 2014 at 23:38 UTC
    Thanks for the reply. Interesting you should say that, I was thinking the same thing. The program that I want to run is written in Java, accessed via the command line using a wrapper written in Perl. Using a PowerShell script to run a Perl wrapper for a program written in Java seems a bit convoluted and I thought I may as well try it in Perl, but I think you may be correct.

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