Windows xp command prompt

Did you install perl, etc. while the command prompt window was open? try
starting another window… just a thought…

Alex Ivascu

“mike henley” rsrchstr@hotmail.com wrote in message
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i have installed the activestate perl, python, tcl, and pragmatic
programmer’s ruby. when i go to the command prompt on windows xp and
type perl for example… (or python, ruby… etc) i get the following
message.

‘perl’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

in the control panel| system | advanced | environment variables | Path
i have

C:\ruby\bin;C:\Python22;C:\Perl\bin;C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOW
S\System32\Wbem

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does anyone know what i should do to fix this problem? (apart from the
obvious of restarting the machine)