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Posted on 1997-11-14
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How do you get Perl to edit .pl files? I can't seem to get it to open my files, or for that fact, to even open up, period. What file opens up Perl????? Thanks
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Perl isn't a development environment, it's a an interpreter which reads a .pl text file, does an internal compilation, and immediately executes the file.

The most direct way to execute perl is:

perl <filename>

To run perl simply by typing the filename, on Windows associate .pl with perl.exe, or on unix make the first line #!/usr/bin/perl (or whatever perl's path is on your system).

Since .pl files are simply text, use your favorite editor to open them up, it's not critical.

Hope this gives you enough information to get perl running - if not, tell us what system you are using and what the problem is. Good luck!
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Cool. ;-)
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Cool. ;-)
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