Windows Perl (icon v command line)

Robert Rothenberg robrwo at
Tue Dec 13 10:48:45 GMT 2005

On 12/12/2005 10:05 AM drkjam wrote:
> Alternatively, you could always test for the presence of the PROMPT
> environment variable. This is inherited by any app started via the cmd
> shell. I get the feeling this would also be the case for anything run
> via command.exe  but you'd have to test it as I don't have access to a
> box with that rather lovely OS running on it anymore.

I'd be wary about relying on PROMPT, since someone might modify that in
their preferences to change how the command prompt looks (the result
being that GUI applications will see it).

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