4.8. Perl

Perl is an interpreted programming language. The homepage of the Perl project is http://www.perl.com. Perl is used to convert various text files into usable source code. Perl version 5.6 and above should work fine.

4.8.1. UNIX and Cygwin: Perl

Perl is available for most of the UNIX-like platforms and as the perl package from the Cygwin setup.

If perl isn’t already installed or available as a package for your platform, you can get it at http://www.perl.com/.

After correct installation, typing at the bash command line prompt:

$ perl --version

should result in something like:

This is perl, v5.8.7 built for cygwin-thread-multi-64int
(with 1 registered patch, see perl -V for more detail)

Copyright 1987-2005, Larry Wall

Perl may be copied only under the terms of either the Artistic License or the
GNU General Public License, which may be found in the Perl 5 source kit.

Complete documentation for Perl, including FAQ lists, should be found on
this system using *`man perl'* or *`perldoc perl'*.  If you have access to the
Internet, point your browser at http://www.perl.com/, the Perl Home Page.

However, the version string may vary.