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I need help setting up Perl

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I want to setup Perl on my Windows NT 4.0 server, or my Windows 98 Personal Web Server.

I use FrontPage 98 and I would like to learn Perl.  I'm not much into programming, the last programming language I learned was Turbo Pascal 6.0, so please give me some advice how to set it up and get started learning it.  I want to be able to make my own CGI scripts.

Thank you.
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start by downloading it from http://www.perl.com/CPAN-local/authors/id/GSAR/perl5.00402-bindist04-bc.zip (I assume you don't have a c compiler, so get the precompiled). Also download http://www.perl.com/CPAN-local/authors/id/GSAR/perl5.00402-bindist04-bc.readme and read that.
unpack the zip file, preserving directories (use -d switch) i.e

C:\>mkdir PerlDist
C:\>cd PerlDist
C:\>pkunzip -d \path\to\downloaded\perl5.00402-bindist04-bc.zip
C:\> install

and you're off.  For a learners guide to CGI, I recommend "How to Set up and Maintain a World Wide Web Site" by Lincoln Stein" but you'll also want the camel.  Before you run to the bookstore, though, you can type in

perldoc perldoc


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"the camel" is "Programming Perl" and is published by Orielly and Associates there is also "Learning Perl" published by same and if you get both get "Learning Perl" first as it is designed for a more novice and "Programming Perl" is designed for a lesser novice or for one who has already read "Learning Perl"  In your case wuth you programming background you shouldn't have any trouble picking up PERL quickly with just "Programming Perl" but "Learning Perl" and "Programming Perl" both make great refferences on the bookshelf.

Just my $1.75
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Thank you very much. I will try this tonight!
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