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Perl across OS' (The Shebang)

The shebang line is the first line of the Perl script denoted by the #! which is the first two characters on the first line of the program which specifies the path to the script's interpreter, in the case of Perl it specifies the path to the Perl executable (interpreter). Perl has been successfully ported to Windows and is available in various flavors, e.g. Vanilla Perl, Strawberry Perl, Chocolate Perl and ActiveState Perl. This is the necessary newbie intro, now for the actual topic...

The shebang line really presents a problem when developers using Windows collaborate on scripts wit…

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user-pic Al Newkirk is a web application developer from Philadelphia, PA in the United States who specializes in Perl development with MySQL on a Windows platform using Strawberry Perl. I do a bunch of other stuff too, stick around and find out what!