Launching a perl script in Powershell This topic contains 2 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by Olaf Soyk 2 weeks, 3 days ago. Author Posts January 3, 2018 at 4:09 pm #90685 HansParticipant Hi, I'm exploring the possibilities of Powershell and I'm wondering if it's possible to launch a perl script in Powershell. Situation: First, I need to move a couple of files from directory A to B. Secondly I need to launch a Perl script. This script will perform some data processing on the files in directory B The first part is not an issue. But I'm having issues with the second part. The perl script is in folder C:\Customer\DirectoryB => name: parsing.pl I'm trying with the script: start-process perl parsing.pl But this isn't working. I'm getting the error message "This command cannot be run due to the error: the system cannot find the file" I already tried adding the directory C:\Customer\DirectoryB, but this isn't working. Who can help me? Thanks in advance for the help. Best regards, Hans January 4, 2018 at 4:59 pm #90800 Bill KindleParticipant Does it throw the same error if you put in the full path to perl.exe? January 4, 2018 at 7:50 pm #90812 Olaf SoykParticipant You could try to change the current directory before launching perl like this: Push-Location -Path 'C:\Customer\DirectoryB' Start-Process -FilePath 'Full path to perl.exe' -ArgumentList 'C:\Customer\DirectoryB\parsing.pl' Pop-Location Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.