Any ideas on updating Windows INI files with Perl
- I am using ActiveState's 5.6 distribution of Perl.
I'm writing a Perl program to call InstallShield's PackageForTheWeb.
Before I call PFTW, I have to modify the data file it uses. It is a
Windows INI file format.
I wrote a Windows command line program to update INI files,
WriteToINIFile.exe. You specify the INI file, section, key and
data on the command line. I'd rather do all the work within Perl so I
don't have to remember to include this executable when I use a
I thought about using the Win32::API module and calling
WritePrivateProfileString but this module is not included in the
standard ActiveState distribution. I would like to avoid it for the
same reasons as I'd like to avoid using the Windows command line
So, are there any standard Perl functions that would make updating an
INI file easy?
It is not essential I find an alternative to WinToINIFile.exe but I'd
like to hear some suggestions.