Perl on Windows w/o Cygwin: Strawberry Perl for Windows


I need (some) Perl on Windows to be run from within shell wrapper scripts. Looks like there will be no Cygwin. Which shell will it be? Probably Busybox:

  • https://frippery.org/busybox/
  • http://strawberryperl.com/releases.html
  • I don’t have admin rights on that Windows machine, so I am going for “64bit PortableZIP edition + extra PDL related libs”
  • I unzip it to the subdirectory derived from the ZIP filename
  • then for setting up the environment I run the portableshell.bat therein
  • afterwards I start the busybox shell as suggested on the web page shown above

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