Perl Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - Version 5.31, by Dr. Herong Yang
Installing ActivePerl v5.18.1 on Windows Systems
This section provides a tutorial example on how to install ActivePerl v5.18.1 on a Windows 7 system.
If you are using a Windows system and want to run Perl scripts, you can install the free binary package, ActivePerl, provided by ActiveState. Here is what I did to install ActivePerl v5.18.1 on a Windows 7 system.
1. Go to http://www.activestate.com/activeperl, scroll to the end of the page, and click the download button in the "Community Edition" box.
2. Click on "Windows Installer (MSI)" next to "18.104.22.1680" in the "Windows (x86)" and in the "Download Perl: Other Platforms and Versions" section.
3. Double click on the downloaded file name: ActivePerl-22.214.171.1240-MSWin32-x86-64int-297570.msi, and follow the installation tool to install ActivePerl to your hard drive at C:\perl.
4. Open a command window, and type in "perl -v". If you see the following output, your installation is ok.
C:\herong>perl -v This is perl 5, version 18, subversion 1 (v5.18.1) built for MSWin32-x86-multi-thread-64int (with 1 registered patch, see perl -V for more detail) Copyright 1987-2013, Larry Wall Binary build 1800  provided by ActiveState http://www.ActiveState.com Built Sep 20 2013 11:40:34 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. ...
Note that if you have an older version of ActivePerl installed on your Windows system, you should uninstalled it first and remove the content of the folder: C:\perl, before installing the new version.
Last update: 2014.
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