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4.7. perl

Perl is an interpreter based programming language. The homepage of the perl project is: http://www.perl.com. Perl is used to convert various text files into usable source code. Perl version 5.6 and above should be working fine.

4.7.1. UNIX or Win32 Cygwin: perl

Perl is available for most of the UNIX-like platforms and as the perl package from the Cygwin setup.

If perl isn't already installed or available as a package for your platform, you can get it at: http://www.perl.com/.

After correct installation, typing at the bash command line prompt:

$ perl --version

should result in something like:

        This is perl, v5.8.7 built for cygwin-thread-multi-64int
(with 1 registered patch, see perl -V for more detail)

Copyright 1987-2005, Larry Wall

Perl may be copied only under the terms of either the Artistic License or the
GNU General Public License, which may be found in the Perl 5 source kit.

Complete documentation for Perl, including FAQ lists, should be found on
this system using `man perl' or `perldoc perl'.  If you have access to the
Internet, point your browser at http://www.perl.com/, the Perl Home Page.

However, the version string may vary.

4.7.2. Win32 native: perl

A native Win32 perl package can be obtained from http://www.ActiveState.com. The installation should be straightforward.

After correct installation, typing at the command line prompt (cmd.exe):

> perl -v

should result in something like:

        This is perl, v5.8.0 built for MSWin32-x86-multi-thread
(with 1 registered patch, see perl -V for more detail)

Copyright 1987-2002, Larry Wall

Binary build 805 provided by ActiveState Corp. http://www.ActiveState.com
Built 18:08:02 Feb  4 2003

...

However, the version string may vary.


 
 
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