Windows Perl (icon v command line)

Steve Mynott steve at
Fri Dec 9 10:02:55 GMT 2005

I've been using Autrijus Tang's excellent PAR tool to package Activestate
perl as a windows exe with no problems - in fact it seems more reliable
than the commercial perl2exe tool with stuff which uses DLLs.

But I was wondering, and I guess this is more a windows question than
perl, if anyone knew of a simple way on Windows of knowing whether the
exe had been ran as an icon or via a cmd.exe box?

Steve Mynott <steve at>

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