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Perl FAQ

Where is Perl on my Server?
To find the location of perl on your server, open a command prompt and type: which perl

Where can I learn Perl?
www.perl.orgExternal Link - New Window

How hard is Perl to Learn?
Harder than Javascript, but if you can understand JavaScript then you'll be ale to learn Perl. You can learn the basics in an hour or so and be writing simple scripts in a week.

Is Perl better than PHP?
See Perl vs PHP.

What is the Shebang Line?
The first line of any Perl script. In essence it says "This is a Perl script and here is where Perl is on this computer."

What permissions should Perl Scripts Have?
On Unix based systems, scripts should usually have the permissions 755 (world executable).