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How to use Perl on Vista?

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Hi everyone,
I have just began learning perl, and I am trying to download and
install it onto my Windows Vista computer. I downloaded
Activeperl, and I installed it, but when I try to save a document
as .plx, my computer doesn't know how to open it, and it asks
me if I would like to use my web service to find a program
to run it with. Does anyone have any Idea what I should do?
I am using this website as a tutorial for learning perl:
http://blob.perl.org/books/beginning...145_Chap01.pdf
Jan 3 '09 #1
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KevinADC
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Name the files with a .pl extension and see if that helps.
Jan 3 '09 #2

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Ahhhhh, thank you very much, it worked out all good.
Jan 3 '09 #3

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Oh, and how do I execute that command in command prompt?
Jan 3 '09 #4

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If you mean to run a Perl script from the prompt, type 'perl scriptname' where scriptname is the name of the script and you're in the folder where the script is located. To change file names from the prompt...I think that it's rename oldname newname, but I'm not sure.
Jan 3 '09 #5

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