Trouble with activestate perl for windows

Discussion in 'Perl' started by Caduceus, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. Caduceus

    Caduceus Guest


    Every time I try to use perl 5.8.8 I keep geting the error message
    "Barewood found where operator expected at - line 1, near "/perl/bin"
    <Missing operator before bin?>" What am I doing wrong here and how can
    I fix it. I'm using activestate perl. The command I'm trying is
    C:/Perl/bin/perl5.8.8.exe perl -v. Any help would be appreciated. TIA
    Caduceus, Aug 29, 2007
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  2. Caduceus

    Joe Smith Guest

    That's "bareword", not "barewood". If you want help from these
    newsgroups, you need to copy-and-paste the exact message. Re-typing
    it causes too many typos.
    When running from the command line, commands look like this:

    C:\Users\jms>perl -v
    C:\Users\jms>perl arg1 arg2 arg3


    P.S. Do not post to this newsgroup; it is defunct. Use comp.lang.perl.misc instead.
    Joe Smith, Sep 2, 2007
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