ActivePerl User Guide
ActivePerl is a quality-assured binary build of Perl, available for Windows, Linux and Solaris.
To run your Perl scripts, type:
at the command prompt, where
<scriptname> is the name of
the script you want to launch. Also, if you are using Windows and have
associated the extension of the file with perl, typing
will also launch the script.
/eg directory of your Perl install there is a sample
example.pl To run it, launch a console window, make
/eg directory your current working directory and type:
You should see:
"Hello from ActivePerl!"
If you do, you've successfully installed ActivePerl! If not, there's
something wrong with your install. Check to make sure that your Path environment
variable includes the directories to which you installed the Perl core binaries.
(You can type
set at the command prompt to see what's in your
Path.) If you chose the defaults during the install, these should be set to the
correct values for you when you start a new command prompt.
One last note, typing
perl -h will display all of the available
command line options available to you.
ActivePerl includes a collection of Frequently Asked Questions about ActivePerl. The FAQ is a valuable source of distilled wisdom about using Perl. It is a must read!
The Perl FAQ is included in the ActivePerl documentation, and answers many questions regarding the use of Perl.
Search the ActivePerl Mailing List archives for information about your problem. Before posting to the mailing list, ensure that you have thoroughly read the FAQs and the relevant Perl documentation.
See More Resources for additional sources of information.