4.10. 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.

4.10.1. UNIX and UNIX-like platforms: Perl

Perl is available for most UNIX and UNIX-like platforms. 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 5, version 26, subversion 0 (v5.26.0) built for x86_64-linux-gnu-thread-multi
(with 62 registered patches, see perl -V for more detail)

Copyright 1987-2017, 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.org/, the Perl Home Page.

However, the version string may vary.

4.10.2. Windows Native: Perl

A native Windows Perl package can be obtained from Active State or Strawberry Perl. The installation should be straightforward.

You may also use Chocolatey to install either package:

PS:\> choco install ActivePerl

or

PS:\> choco install StrawberryPerl

After correct installation, typing at the command line prompt (cmd.exe):

> perl -v

should result in something like:

This is perl, v5.8.0 built for MSWin32-x86-multi-thread
(with 1 registered patch, see perl -V for more detail)

Copyright 1987-2002, Larry Wall

Binary build 805 provided by ActiveState Corp. http://www.ActiveState.com
Built 18:08:02 Feb  4 2003
...

However, the version string may vary.