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From "Chris Bailey" <ch...@codeintensity.com>
Subject RE: Need help running Ant under cygwin on Win2k
Date Tue, 18 Jun 2002 20:31:26 GMT
Well wow, you're right.  For some reason I thought I'd tried this with no
go.  But whatever, it works now.  Of course, this means my scripts aren't
cross platform, unless I use "#!perl", which actually should be fine on any
platform we use.

-----Original Message-----
From: Scott Francis [mailto:scott.francis@newisys.com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2002 1:21 PM
To: Ant Users List
Subject: RE: Need help running Ant under cygwin on Win2k

Sure you can...you just need to make sure that

a) you have the path to your perl executable as the first line in your perl
file
b) you have the .pl extension associated with perl

The following sample perl file

#!c:\perl\bin\perl.exe

print 'Hello'

Give me the following output from commandline

C:\>test.pl
Hello
C:\>

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Bailey [mailto:chris@codeintensity.com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2002 3:20 PM
To: Ant Users List
Subject: RE: Need help running Ant under cygwin on Win2k

I use ActivePerl as well, but I can't just run "somescript.pl" from a DOS
prompt on Windows.  So, I would need to change my Ant files to do "perl
somescript.pl", which is not a big deal, but is ugly.

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Loughran [mailto:steve_l@iseran.com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2002 9:42 AM
To: Ant Users List
Subject: Re: Need help running Ant under cygwin on Win2k

----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Bailey" <chris@codeintensity.com>
To: "Ant Users List" <ant-user@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2002 6:20 AM
Subject: RE: Need help running Ant under cygwin on Win2k

> So, this makes the whole "location" property thing more painful then.  If
I
> use "value" instead, then the value of the property is just what I type,
so,
> below the "bin" property will just be "bin", as opposed to doing a
relative
> path resolution to wherever the bin dir is located.
>
> At this point, it seems fairly painful for me to run Ant under Cygwin.
I'm
> not blaming Ant, as it really is a combination of the JDK, ant, some
crappy
> scripts we have that need full paths and so on.  Windows of course makes
it
> even worse, because I can't simply run a Perl script as I do on a UNIX
box.
> This was one of the reasons I figured we'd use Cygwin in the first place.
> Oh well.

you dont need cygwin to run perl; ActiveScript perl runs happily on raw
windows. I know, I use it

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