Welcome to ActivePerl, the most complete Perl package available! ActivePerl is available for
Linux, Solaris and Windows Operating Systems. ActivePerl contains Perl,
the Perl Package Manager (for installing packages of CPAN
modules), and complete online help.
The Windows version of ActivePerl also includes PerlScript,
Perl for ISAPI, and PerlEZ.
Online Help Contents
- ActivePerl Readme
- Contains up to the minute release information about ActivePerl.
- ActivePerl Release Notes
- Version histories, what's changed in Perl since the early stages of the 500 series of
ActivePerl, and what's changed since the 300 series of Perl for Win32.
- ActivePerl Install Notes
- Installing Modules
- Want to install a module such as Tk or GD? Need libnet so you can use ActivePerl to check your
email? Here's how it's done.
- PPM and Firewalls
- Are you having trouble installing modules from behind a firewall through a proxy? This
document shows how. It also tells how to download packages directly via HTTP to store them in a
local repository, so you can use them on a machine with no internet connection, or on networked
machines without having to download the modules for each install.
- ActivePerl FAQ
- This series of documents contains Frequently Asked Questions that many Perl users have, and
their answers. This FAQ is specifically written for ActivePerl, and covers everything from how
to install perl to how to set up perl on your webserver to help on Perl modules and examples.
- Core Perl FAQ
- This is the original Frequently Asked Questions document that comes with core perl.
- Perl Documentation
- This is the exhaustive (i.e., huge) documentation that comes with Perl, and is
the official language reference for the Perl language.
- Module Documentation
- ActivePerl comes with complete documentation for all of the modules available. This section of
the table of contents on the left shows the exhaustive listing of modules available for
ActivePerl from the ActiveState repository. Note that many of these modules are not
installed by default. If you wish to use a module that does not come with
ActivePerl, you will need to install it using PPM.
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