ActivePerl User Guide
The ActivePerl Package is the most significant and exciting advance in Perl platforms! This is the long-awaited "merge" of the popular Perl ports, and has the absolute best of both plus more!
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.
The ActivePerl Package comes with the newly updated collection of Frequently Asked Questions about ActivePerl. The FAQ is a valuable source of distilled wisdom about using Perl. It is a must read!
We're interested in what you have to say. Do you have something that used to work that just doesn't work anymore? Any incompatibilities? Let us know! We can't guarantee that all suggestions will be implemented in future releases, but we'll do our best!
Please submit bug reports here. All bug reports should be accompanied by one or more concrete examples that will help us reproduce the problem. Include all relevant information that you think will help us recreate the particular environment in which the bug was observed. Remember, if we cannot reproduce the problem, we cannot fix it!
General help and questions about using ActivePerl are available from the ActivePerl mailing list. ActiveState also hosts several other highly engaging mailing-lists on various topics related to Perl.
Before posting to any of the mailing lists, please be sure to read the online documentation included with every copy of ActivePerl, which includes the Perl FAQ, and the ActivePerl FAQ.