Perl Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - 5.50, by Dr. Herong Yang
Installing ActivePerl v5.8.8 on Windows Systems
This section provides a tutorial example on how to install ActivePerl v5.8.8 on a Windows XP 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 v5.8.8 on a Windows XP system.
1. Go to activestate.com/Products/ActivePerl/, and click the download button.
2. Download the ActivePerl 5.8.8 build 820, Windows MSI.
3. Double click on the downloaded file name: ActivePerl-188.8.131.520-MSWin32-x86-274739.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, v5.8.8 built for MSWin32-x86-multi-thread (with 50 registered patches, see perl -V for more detail) Copyright 1987-2006, Larry Wall Binary build 820  provided by ActiveState http://www.ActiveState.com Built Jan 23 2007 15:57:46 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 to the Perl Home Page at perl.org/.
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