Q. Why should I use a shell window? Isn't it much easier to use Windows Explorer to find and work with files.
Q. I can't stand the shell it gives me the willies and I don't
like all that typing. Is there some other way to run samie perl scripts?
A. Yes, you can use the free PerlIDE. (Interactive Development Environment). This will allow you to run and debug any perl scripts.
The command line is also known as the CMD shell or Command shell or DOS shell. It looks something like this:
How come they call it a shell? I don't know, maybe because it is a shell of a Window or a Window of a shell or a shell of it's former shelf.
Notice that it is created by a file located here: c:\winnt\system32\CMD.exe. This is how I start the shell on Windows 2000
Click on the Start Button
type in cmd and click on the OK button
walla... You have created your first CMD shell window.