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I have windows 98, Front Page 98, and the Front Page Server installed.  Can I install and access perl 5 on my computer?  If so, are there tips on installing it?  I have been running perl scripts through my isp unix and NT boxes and would like to test out scripts without getting on line.
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Briefly, take a look at http://www.perl.com/pace/pub/perldocs/latest.html

If you have vc++ or borland c++, just go to www.perl.com, and download the link for the latest release.  unexpand the file with winzip (or something else that understands .tar.gz files and long file names). Read the README.win32 file, and follow the directions therein.

If you don't have a c compiler, download http://www.perl.com/CPAN-local/ports/win32/Standard/x86/perl5.00402-bindist04-bc.zip 

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http://www.perl.com/CPAN-local/ports/win32/Standard/x86/perl5.00402-bindist04-bc.tar.gz

unpack it with winzip, and take a look at the readme file and follow the directions in there under install
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It says to set the `Path' environment variable: to c:\perl\bin
-- You can do this in the `Environment' tab of the `System' Control Panel (accessible by mousing "Start" -> "Settings" -> "Control Panel").

BUT there is no 'Envoronment' tab of 'system'
How can I set the Path?
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Are you sure?  I thought that win98 had a NT compatible applet there.... Hmmmm././.
It would probably be best to take a look around the control panel (or even search the help system for environment) and find out how to set an environment variable

If that fails, you can also set it in your autoexec.bat, presuming win98 recognizes that at startup.
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