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    PERL advised in Win 7?

    Optiplex 745 with Win 7 Pro SP1.

    I have created a few scripts with REXX and I would like to run them in win. If that is not advised, I was thinking of PERL. If PERL is advised, what version should I use?

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    Russell,

    Here's a link to the free Regina Rexx. I used to use Rexx extensively on mainframes under VM/CMS and loved it, but that's ancient history now!
    If you decide to use another scripting language I'd recommend PowerShell since it's built into current versions of Windows and it knows about objects. HTH
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    Today I use Perl v5.10.1 within the Cygwin environment on a WinXP laptop.
    This month I will be upgraded to a new laptop with Win7.
    I will again be installing Cygwin for both all the unix/linux like utilities (grep, cut, join, etc.) and all my Perl utilities.
    The Cygwin environment is regularly updated.

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    I have created a few scripts with REXX and I would like to run them in win. If that is not advised...
    I don't see why rexx would not be advised. If you want to run your scripts then go with the aforementioned Regina or maybe Open Object Rexx.
    If you don't already know perl and are not interested in cross-platform scripting (i.e. Windows only) maybe PowerShell might be a good choice. I have PowerShell on XP, Win7 and even Win2K (v1 else or believe it) but I have yet to delve into it.
    I've been lazy.

    Marc

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcdw View Post
    I have PowerShell on XP, Win7 and even Win2K (v1 else or believe it) but I have yet to delve into it.
    I've been lazy.
    Marc
    Marc,

    Before you jump in download the upgrade to Version 3. HTH
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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredGeek View Post
    Marc,

    Before you jump in download the upgrade to Version 3. HTH
    What do you think is so great about PowerShell 3? What does it have that 2.x doesn't?
    David Gray, Chief Wizard
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    David,

    It's free so why not use the latest? I really don't know what's new but I'm sure a little googling would uncover the goodies.
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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