1. Installing Perl

Perl offers distributions for many operating systems, including Windows® and almost all of the different “flavors” of Unix. Installations on any of these systems should be fairly easy, as most offer a simple installation and setup program.

The complete Perl documentation is included with every Perl install, so if you have any Perl specific questions, you might want to refer to the specific documentation first. [2]


If you are using Debian, Perl should already be installed. If not, the required package is simply: perl