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How To Install Perl and Run Your First Script

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How To Install Perl and Run Your First Script

Get Ready to Install Perl

So you’re ready to take those first tentative steps into the fascinating world of Perl. I’m sure you’ll find it fun and fascinating in equal measure. But let me warn you right now – Perl can be addictive!

In this article we’ll get Perl set up on your computer and talk you through writing your first script.

The first thing most programmers learn how to do in a new language is get their computer to print a "Hello, world" message to the screen. It's almost traditional. So we'll do something similar but slightly more advanced to show just how easy it is to get up and running with Perl.

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