On Tue, Apr 24, 2007 at 02:08:05PM +0100, Ben Edwards wrote:
> Ime very new to perl.  My new job includes maintaining a number of
> perl scripts whitch load csv filed into a database.
> I now find the need to start using the debugger, hopefully I am in the
> correct place;)

Yes, you are indeed.
> I have added
>  #! /usr/bin/perl -d -e
> to the begining of my script and get

Adding -e is just plain wrong, because 'perl -h' says:

 -e program      one line of program (several -e's allowed, omit programfile)

>  Default die handler restored.
>  Loading DB routines from perl5db.pl version 1.07
>  Editor support available.
>  Enter h or `h h' for help, or `man perldebug' for more help.
>  Can't emulate -e on #! line at ./subs2pubsub_cron.pl line 1.
> I have tried putting 42 at the end of the #! line but get the same error;(

As I said above, adding -e within a script is unnecessary since you don't
need to advise Perl to include some code since everything is already there.

> Any ideas?
> Ben

Why don't you use 'perl -d <script>' instead?

I've written a short howto on debugging [1] a while back. Perhaps you're 

[1] http://www.refcnt.org/papers/basic-debugging/html


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