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Is there a Perl shell?

by faq_monk (Initiate)
on Oct 08, 1999 at 00:12 UTC ( #523=perlfaq nodetype: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Current Perl documentation can be found at perldoc.perl.org.

Here is our local, out-dated (pre-5.6) version:

In general, no. The Shell.pm module (distributed with perl) makes perl try commands which aren't part of the Perl language as shell commands. perlsh from the source distribution is simplistic and uninteresting, but may still be what you want.

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