The scoop on Windows running Perl

Scoop is a command-line installer for Windows that allows you to install a local user copy of Perl and other open source programming languages.

To get started, just install scoop on your windows machine by typing this in a powershell terminal:


irm get.scoop.sh | iex

If this doesn't work you might have to set a Powershell execution policy by typing this in your Powershell terminal :

Set-ExecutionPolicy -ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned -Scope CurrentUser

Check the Readme docs for more information on how it all works. After scoop is installed you can install perl by just typing :

scoop install perl

Here is a screenshot on how it worked for me:

scoop_install_perl.png

You can also install Rakudo Star bundle by typing :

scoop install rakudo-star

what will you scoop install on your Windows machine?


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