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  • Hi Folks, Perl 5.8.8-1 RO 3.7 in raFS Can someone check the following: Substitute appropriate directories for 'dira dirb' (shift-drag) and see how deep this script goes... ######################## ...
    Apr 9, 2008 at 2:35 pm
    Apr 9, 2008 at 2:35 pm
  • Hi, Have been trying to use the CGI module but find that the statement $name = param('name'); and others does not work. The CGI package requires 5.004 and is copyrighted 1995-1998. I am using it with ...
    Colin FosterColin Foster
    Oct 13, 2006 at 8:57 am
    Oct 13, 2006 at 2:00 pm
  • Hello All, Is there any way around the 28640K memory limit for a TaskWindow? Posted to both RISCOS Perl list and AoL as though the difficulty arises from a BIG perl hash it appears to be limited by ...
    Philip PerryPhilip Perry
    Aug 20, 2006 at 9:47 pm
    Aug 20, 2006 at 10:29 pm
  • Can anyone replicate this? Perl 5.8.8 WebJames 0.47 - vial localhost loopback, Ant. On upgrading both recently I found some (previously OK) local Perl cgi scripts were failing. Minimal Perl script: ...
    Aug 2, 2006 at 6:26 am
    Aug 3, 2006 at 6:54 am
  • Hi I've updated my Perl port to version 5.8.8. It available as usual from Enjoy. Alex -- Alex Waugh PHP, Roots, Subversion, WebJames and more from ...
    Alex WaughAlex Waugh
    Apr 17, 2006 at 9:54 pm
    Apr 25, 2006 at 10:28 pm
  • Hi now contains a port of Perl 5.8.6, including a working system() function. Please have a play with it and let me know of any problems. Alex -- Alex Waugh ...
    Alex WaughAlex Waugh
    Mar 24, 2005 at 12:02 am
    Mar 24, 2005 at 12:02 am
  • Having done most of the development work on a PC, using Active Perl and Apache, I'm now trying to move the code to WebJames. Initial results were good, until I tried a CGI script written in Perl. I ...
    Alan AdamsAlan Adams
    Jan 1, 2005 at 9:12 pm
    Jan 2, 2005 at 1:55 pm
  • Anyone here? Or have I missed the party again? Cheers, Kris.
    Kris AdcockKris Adcock
    Sep 20, 2004 at 8:49 pm
    Sep 20, 2004 at 9:11 pm
  • Can anybody point me at a 32 bit build of RISC OS perl? Or any build come to that - everything I find on google points to pages on that don't seem to exist. Tom -- Tom Hughes ...
    Tom HughesTom Hughes
    Jul 25, 2004 at 10:53 am
    Jul 26, 2004 at 8:57 pm
  • Hi All, I'm sorting a list in numerical order using @new = sort {$b <= $a} @old; Is it possible to restrict the sort so that it only sorts on the first 4 digits. Regards, Colin.
    Colin FosterColin Foster
    Jul 1, 2004 at 12:06 pm
    Jul 3, 2004 at 2:58 am
  • Hello, Where is perl for the Iyonix ? --
    stephane HAbeTT rouxstephane HAbeTT roux
    Apr 11, 2004 at 9:06 am
    Apr 12, 2004 at 6:21 pm
  • Dear RISC OS Perl friends, May I ask your help for setting up !Perl on my Risc PC with Select. In the past few years I have done some Perl programming under Linux. I was glad to see that Perl is ...
    Ben KalBen Kal
    Sep 12, 2003 at 10:38 pm
    Sep 18, 2003 at 10:52 pm
  • Where can I find a version of perl that will run on RO? Does it matter that I've only got RO3.7 installed? -- Jeremy C B Nicoll - my opinions are my own.
    Jeremy C B NicollJeremy C B Nicoll
    Aug 22, 2003 at 12:41 pm
    Aug 22, 2003 at 5:26 pm
  • Hi, Is there an easy way to remove the trailing spaces in the string "TRAILING SPACES " Thanks, Colin.
    Colin FosterColin Foster
    Aug 20, 2003 at 4:42 pm
    Aug 22, 2003 at 11:32 am
  • Hi, I need to sort the following list into the correct order, anyone have any ideas on how this can be done? LONDON SW12 LONDON SW13 LONDON SW14 LONDON SW1 LONDON SW20 LONDON SW3 LONDON SW4 Colin ...
    Colin FosterColin Foster
    Aug 7, 2003 at 8:26 am
    Aug 7, 2003 at 8:54 am
  • Back in March Alex reported that he had a port of 5.8.0 but his site is down :( Does anyone else know where this (or even 5.6) could be found? 5.005 doesn't get along too happily with the sprintf'ing ...
    Glyn RoydsGlyn Royds
    Jul 1, 2003 at 10:05 am
    Jul 15, 2003 at 6:47 pm
  • I have finally got around to writing some intructions for my *very* alpha Perl script to convert TeX output from Techwriter to LaTeX. I have sent copies to the three people on the icon mailgroup who ...
    Steve EllacottSteve Ellacott
    Jun 27, 2003 at 10:54 am
    Jun 27, 2003 at 4:13 pm
  • Hi all, Having major problems using !Perl and !AlphaNet because the command line sent to perl is along the lines of: perl adfs::drive.$ <Wimp$ScrapDir .KA3E5C4F55 which perl (or, ...
    Glyn RoydsGlyn Royds
    Jun 27, 2003 at 10:13 am
    Jul 1, 2003 at 10:02 am
  • Hi All, Is there a way of saving hashes to a file and then retrieving them from the file? Colin.
    Colin FosterColin Foster
    Jun 19, 2003 at 3:38 pm
    Jun 19, 2003 at 4:01 pm
  • Hello, I'm trying to use the File::Find module with port 1.13 of version 5.005 My main problem is that directory names are returned by this module, along with file names of course. Is that the ...
    stephane HAbeTT rouxstephane HAbeTT roux
    Jun 15, 2003 at 2:52 pm
    Jun 15, 2003 at 3:25 pm
  • Hi all, I'm dead new to Perl, but am trying to write a cgi script to handle results being returned to our server using GET - the data comes from one of our shockwave apps. As our server is an ancient ...
    Dave LaneDave Lane
    Jun 3, 2003 at 2:33 pm
    Jun 4, 2003 at 3:27 pm
  • Hi Just in case anyone is interested, I've updated my 32bit port of Perl 5.8.0 at It now passes most of the perl regression tests, except ones that involve forking (ie ...
    Alex WaughAlex Waugh
    Mar 13, 2003 at 11:51 pm
    Mar 13, 2003 at 11:51 pm
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    I have searched on the Web and looked in the old email correspondence on this list, but cannot find a mention of a TK interface to perl on RISC OS. Is one available? Is there anything else which can ...
    Phillip MarsdenPhillip Marsden
    Mar 10, 2003 at 4:26 pm
    Mar 10, 2003 at 4:26 pm
  • dear sir, is it possible you can assist me on how to generate random number between the range -10 to 10. kenwin
    Kenwin charlesKenwin charles
    Mar 6, 2003 at 11:25 am
    Mar 7, 2003 at 12:28 am
  • Hello, I understand that when you access to a file with perl under RISC-OS, the filenames are unixified (/ replacing .). My problem is that i want to get access to a files on a LanMan98 shared disc ...
    stephane HAbeTT rouxstephane HAbeTT roux
    Feb 25, 2003 at 3:12 pm
    Feb 25, 2003 at 8:44 pm
  • It has occurred to me that my gdbm module (normally supplied with Perl) will also need recompiling (it was written in C). I am not in a position to do this at present, but if anyone wishes to do it I ...
    Steve EllacottSteve Ellacott
    Feb 4, 2003 at 7:38 am
    Feb 4, 2003 at 9:56 pm
  • Is anyone compiling (or in a position to compile) as 32bit compatible version of Perl? Steve -- Steve Ellacott, School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, University of Brighton, Moulsecoomb, BN2 ...
    Steve EllacottSteve Ellacott
    Jan 23, 2003 at 5:01 am
    Jan 25, 2003 at 8:33 pm
  • Apologies if this has been covered before, but I am a new subscriber, and have not yet got all the FAQ etc. I wish to get the amount of free space on a floppy for a copy program which is working from ...
    Phillip MarsdenPhillip Marsden
    Jan 17, 2003 at 9:09 am
    Jan 17, 2003 at 2:24 pm
  • Hello All, I'm having a problem with processing an Windows Outlook Express '.dbx' file. The script I've written to cut down the file to plain text works a treat on the RISC OS port of Perl5.... but ...
    Philip PerryPhilip Perry
    Jul 5, 2002 at 10:14 pm
    Jul 7, 2002 at 11:25 pm
  • I have been writing one or two Perl programs recently, and have found that putting "#! -w" as the first line of the program, as recommended in all the text books, causes a task window to open - but ...
    David H WildDavid H Wild
    Jun 25, 2002 at 6:11 pm
    Jun 25, 2002 at 8:34 pm
  • Hello All, I'm just starting out with Perl, reading the Llama book for a gentle intro and trying to understand some of the documentation. I've done a little BASIC and recently started using Awk... ...
    Philip PerryPhilip Perry
    Apr 23, 2002 at 8:40 am
    Apr 23, 2002 at 8:40 am
  • an anyone tell me why the following gets stuck? until ($ENV{'BlackHole$BinDir'} eq "") { system ('Unset BlackHole$BinDir'); } It gets stuck in a loop as if the test is only tested once. -- ...
    Richard Torrens (RiscOS)Richard Torrens (RiscOS)
    Apr 1, 2002 at 8:58 am
    Apr 3, 2002 at 12:35 pm
  • perl froze my machine twice in the last week. I suppose the cause is the UnixLib bug. But this bug has recently been fixed. Is there a version of perl that has been compiled and linked with the fixed ...
    Vincent LefevreVincent Lefevre
    Mar 24, 2002 at 2:13 pm
    Mar 29, 2002 at 9:12 pm
  • It'd not strictly a Perl problem but I'm doing it in Perl... It's a program for automatically backing up at night over the network. The strategy is to rotate current working directories, almost on ...
    Richard Torrens (RiscOS)Richard Torrens (RiscOS)
    Mar 24, 2002 at 12:30 pm
    Mar 27, 2002 at 10:00 am
  • Since the list is a bit quiet - what do peolle here use Perl for? I've already got it doing a 'Contact' button form re-direct on the www sites, but since I'm learning Perl I'm now thinking about it ...
    Richard Torrens (RiscOS)Richard Torrens (RiscOS)
    Mar 20, 2002 at 7:01 pm
    Mar 22, 2002 at 6:20 pm
  • How does one pass a command from Perl to the CLI? There appears to be nothing in the docs about * commands, or OSCLI, or CLI! -- ...
    Richard Torrens (RiscOS)Richard Torrens (RiscOS)
    Mar 19, 2002 at 7:32 pm
    Mar 21, 2002 at 10:01 am
  • I recently downloaded a Risc OS version of Python. This comes with a "front end" program which allows you to type Python commands and returns the appropriate action. Would it be possible for a ...
    David H WildDavid H Wild
    Mar 15, 2002 at 9:58 pm
    Mar 20, 2002 at 4:30 am
  • James TaylorJames Taylor
    Feb 15, 2002 at 5:12 pm
    Feb 20, 2002 at 3:29 am
  • Anyone know of any documentation on the RO Perl? I'm pretty new to Perl - I'm starting to use it on our server. Of course most server programs don't do too much of use on an RPC! -- ...
    Richard Torrens (RiscOS)Richard Torrens (RiscOS)
    Jan 7, 2002 at 7:03 pm
    Jan 28, 2002 at 7:54 pm
  • Hacking around with trying to use dirname on a riscos filename, I've noted the following: 1/ RISCOS::Filespec::convert appears to be returning 1 when using riscos filenames (judging by paths taken @ ...
    Tanner FamilyTanner Family
    Dec 24, 2001 at 8:30 pm
    Dec 29, 2001 at 11:38 am
  • Hi... Could some kind soul please instruct me in how to install modules? E.g. following the instructions with "DBI-1/20/tar/gz" results in... *perl Makefile.PL Can't load ...
    Paul BellPaul Bell
    Nov 15, 2001 at 5:08 pm
    Nov 15, 2001 at 5:08 pm
  • Playing round with window SWI calls, how does one use the swi module to do something like Wimp_GetWindowInfo, where R1 contains a pointer to a block (OK so far), but where the bottom bit (bit 0) of ...
    Tanner FamilyTanner Family
    Aug 12, 2001 at 6:12 pm
    Aug 16, 2001 at 7:16 pm
  • On comp.sys.acorn.programmer the following came up: In article < , Alex Waugh wrote: [snip] I would very much like to be able to use GD ...
    James TaylorJames Taylor
    Jun 13, 2001 at 3:38 pm
    Jul 2, 2001 at 10:28 am
  • Hi, I would like to execute a perl script each time a file is accessed. (barely the same way it is done with ".forward"). So if you know how to do it please mail me. THX
    Guillaume Le MaletGuillaume Le Malet
    Jun 1, 2001 at 1:09 pm
    Jun 1, 2001 at 1:09 pm
  • How does one go about installing modules from CPAN under Risc OS? I am currently developing PERL scripts at work using Solaris and I want to work on them at home but this requires me to install ...
    Oliver PuddickOliver Puddick
    May 4, 2001 at 9:39 pm
    May 5, 2001 at 10:05 am
  • Hi all, I'm writing a Perl program to take a directory containing a website in a kind of "source" form and then (via various template files and automatic hierarchic navbar creation) to output a ...
    James TaylorJames Taylor
    Feb 3, 2001 at 2:52 pm
    Feb 3, 2001 at 9:41 pm
  • The port of Perl 5 on the current Acorn User CD is my ancient 1996 one. It is actually older than the version on the AU 200 CD :-(. This is in spite of my warning AU about this when they contacted me ...
    Steve EllacottSteve Ellacott
    Nov 13, 2000 at 12:31 pm
    Nov 13, 2000 at 2:30 pm
  • Hi I have had a problem reported from someone using a Perl cgi script with WebJames. They are trying to read data from a HTML form (using post), using read(STDIN, $buffer, $ENV{'CONTENT_LENGTH'}). ...
    Alex WaughAlex Waugh
    Nov 6, 2000 at 1:40 pm
    Dec 31, 2000 at 3:04 pm
  • Hi, I'm trying to run !Perl in conjunction with !WebJames on my Risc PC. The result of my Perl cgi script is being returned into a task window, but I would rather it be returned to a browser (Fresco) ...
    Nov 5, 2000 at 10:33 pm
    Nov 15, 2000 at 1:34 pm
  • In one of my scripts, I have: `*crc $tmpfile` =~ /^([0-9A-F]{4})\s*$/ or die "mknews: crc failed\n"; in a loop. This usually works, but after the 40th file, the CRC was written to the taskwindow ...
    Vincent LefevreVincent Lefevre
    Oct 28, 2000 at 3:28 pm
    Oct 28, 2000 at 11:01 pm
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