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From "jlwpc1" <>
Subject WSH works
Date Thu, 16 Aug 2001 18:49:18 GMT

From: "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>>

> From: "Sebastian Bergmann" <>
> Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2001 2:03 AM
> > Jerry Baker wrote:
> > > All better. Thanks.
> > 
> >   Hm, it bails on a missing 'awk' executable here. I'll search for
> >   a Win32 port of it now and try again.
> > 
> >   Just curious: Why is awk now needed on Win32?
> Actually, bison and awk will soon be required, but not for final distros 
> (I HOPE!) only for intermediate builds from CVS.  But the SSL bison output
> is stored in CVS, so it doesn't frequently have to be regenerated (although
> the win32 project will now do so, when required.)
> There has been a request out there for some time to version stamp the Win32 
> binaries.  From the installer point of view, I've agreed, but refused to
> attack the problem by adding more manually updated cruft in the tree.
> Specifically, we have 6 binaries, and some 20 dlls out there.  We aren't
> about to go stamping each and every when we roll the tarball.  Worse, they
> don't follow the same conventions, each really needs it's own description,
> and MS decided that x,y,z,b (with commas) is the way to specify versions :(
> So, I've created a simple awk script that tears the current version from
> include/ap_release.h.
> win_compiling.html has references to the awk95 port, and gawk is tested and works.
> If too much of the world complains, I may drop these into cvs.  But they will
> need regular updating (scripted) on every release.  Simpler if the Win32 RM just
> cuts these images for the tarball.
> Someday soon, awk will be manditory, once .dsp files are also auto-generated ...
> The evil alternative is to force everyone to install WSH at several MB :(
> Bill

Say what? 

What does MSI need?

What does IE use and install?

Welcome to WSH!

What version of IE is now required for Apache?

Really, what "developer" or even user doesn't
have IE installed?

Do not most, if not every Windows developer 
and user of Apache Windows already 
have Windows Script Host installed (WSH)? 

Go to a command line window and type: 
cscript.exe //logo 
wscript.exe //logo 

What happens?

WSH general info follows:

The pattern syntax in the Version 5 script engines is the same as that in Perl 5.0. Refer
to the V5 scripting engine documentation at
for further detail and

for examples. 

End info.

Remember, that Apache will always use "native ways" if available! 

No download needed!

Try it,

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