Running a script as if it were a Windows executable?


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Alek Trishan

I have a perl script that I can run by opening a command window and typing
perl.exe myscript.pl

I would like to create an "executable" file (but not a desktop shortcut)
that, when clicked on, would execute that command.

Can anyone help?

Thanks.
 
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John Bokma

Alek Trishan said:
I have a perl script that I can run by opening a command window and typing
perl.exe myscript.pl

I would like to create an "executable" file (but not a desktop
shortcut) that, when clicked on, would execute that command.

Can anyone help?

PAR::packer has the pp tool which packs perl (the exe) and your script
and modules into a single exe file. This file you can also copy to a
different computer and run. Since it includes perl the resulting exe is
quite large (over 1 MB).

No idea if there's something better, but I've used pp for years and most
of the time it just works.
 
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Alek Trishan

Very easy. You just need to associate the file type *.pl with your Perl
interpreter. Normally the Setup process for your Perl system will do
that automatically.
But if the association is broken, then right-click on a *.pl file,
select "Open With" and re-create the association to the Perl
interpreter.

Brilliant!!! Thanks so much. :)
 
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Scott Bryce

I have a perl script that I can run by opening a command window and
typing perl.exe myscript.pl

I would like to create an "executable" file (but not a desktop
shortcut) that, when clicked on, would execute that command.

Windows still supports batch files, does it not?
 
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Alek Trishan

Windows still supports batch files, does it not?

Yes, it does.

However, associating .pl with perl.exe means that I do not need a batch
file as a workaround.
 
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Brian Helterline

And if your script doesn't require the cmd window, you can associate it
with wperl.exe (same version of perl but doesn't show the cmd window).
I believe ActivePerl associates .plw files with this by default.
Handy for scripts that just run in the background or scripts that
use Tk (or similar)
 
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George Mpouras

Στις 10/3/2014 19:00, ο/η Alek Trishan έγÏαψε:
Yes, it does.

However, associating .pl with perl.exe means that I do not need a batch
file as a workaround.



In case you did not know, if you add the .PL to your %PATHEXT% system
environment e.g.

echo %PATHEXT%

.COM;.EXE;.BAT;.CMD;.VBS;.PL


you can run your "program.pl" by simple issuing program without the
extension !
 
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Tomasz Konojacki

Hi!

There is simple tool included with both ActivePerl and Strawberry Perl,
it's called pl2bat.

Cheers,
Tomasz

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