Obtaining and Installing Perl

Windows versions available at

http://www.activestate.com/dynamic-languages

Download ActivePerl Community Edition and install in local windows machine.

The installation directory, usually, is at
C:\Perl
C:\Perl\perl -v (command gives you the version number. If you get error then the path may not be set correctly. Include C:\Perl in the path environmental variables in windows).

Linux generally comes with preinstalled Perl binary.

$perl -v (Command in Linux to check version number. If you get error, either the path is not right, or it wasn't installed. Look into /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin /usr/sbin directories to see if any executable exists).

Perl is also available in Cygwin (Linux environment in Windows).

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