Exemple shell script to wrap PERL

Wilson, Doug Doug_Wilson at intuit.com
Thu Nov 15 10:59:04 CST 2001


> From: The FAQchest [mailto:faqchest at abac.com]
> During last night's meeting, Joel asked for a way to universally
> determine the absolute path to PERL in order to create a generic PERL
> script that would run as CGI on a large variety of systems, of course
> with various PERL installations.
> Here is a sample script. Let us know if it works well on your 
> architecture.

I'd change one thing, this line:
perl_loc=`which perl | grep perl | sed -e 's,/perl,,'`

wouldn't work for perls installed in /opt/perl5/bin, or
for me either because I have perl installed in a really
strange place that has '/perl' in the middle of the
path, so I'd change that to:
perl_loc=`which perl | grep perl | sed -e 's,/perl$,,'`

And on one system I've seen, 'which' was spelled 'whence' (don't
ask me which one, I don't remember (and its rather uncommon
anyway) :)

> PS: The new location for the meeting is awesome. Thanks!

I agree :-)


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