Date of last revision: 5/10/2001
Perl is the Practical Extraction and Report Language.
Perl help index:
Perl is available on all Unix workstations
- HP workstations have Perl 4 installed as /usr/contrib/bin/perl. Be sure you are using the correct version.
- SGI workstations also have an older version of Perl installed.
- Linux workstations also have a very slightly newer version installed.
No preparation is needed to run the Perl interpreter. However, to access the man pages or run other commands distributed with Perl does require a setup step.
Perl uses standard setup scripts. The application name is "perl" and this version is "perl-5.005_02" (See "helpme setup" for instructions.)
The first line of a perl script should be
The system will recognize this syntax and call Perl to run your script.
If you are using Perl for CGI programming on the student web page server, your file names must end with
.cgi to be recognized by the web server.
The following additional modules have been installed on all systems unless noted otherwise:
- CGI-modules version 2.76
- CGI.pm version 2.43
- DB_File version 1.65
- DBI version 1.13
- GD version 1.18
- HTML-Parser version 3.24
- HTML-Tagset version 3.03
- libnet version 1.0605
- libwww-perl version 5.36
- MD5 version 1.7
- MIME-Base64 version 2.08
- Tk version 800.011
- Tk-FileDialog version 1.3
- URI version 0.90_02
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