Perl Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - v6.01, by Dr. Herong Yang
Install ActivePerl on Windows Systems
This section provides a tutorial example on how to install ActivePerl on a Windows computer.
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 on my Windows computer.
1. Go to https://www.activestate.com/products/perl/, I see the ActiveState Perl download page.
2. Click on "Download Perl 5.32" button. I see the login page.
3. Log in with your ActiveState account, or sign up a new account. I see the new project page.
4. Select "Perl > 5.34.0 > Windows 10" and click "Create Runtime". I see the "Download & Install Runtime" comment.
5. Copy the command and run it in a command window:
4. Open a new command window, and type in "perl -v". If you see the following output, your installation is ok.
herong> perl -v This is perl 5, version 34, subversion 0 (v5.34.0) built for MSWin32-x64-multi-thread Copyright 1987-2021, Larry Wall Binary build 34.0r4 provided by ActiveState http://www.ActiveState.com Built Wed Nov 17 04:20:44 2021 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.
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.
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