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Help, .pl file no longer works after edit
Here are lists of things to check :) checklists CGI Help Guide and Troubleshooting Perl CGI scripts
Thank you all, I have realised what I did wrong.
I did not set the file to be executable (I would be dangerous if I had a brain...)
I have now set it and it works fine...
The CGI Help Guide nailed it as I remember seeing 644 when I uploaded the file...
Thank you Anonymous Monk and everyone else for your suggestions
Use two parentheses: (Like this: :) )
Use one parenthesis: (Like this: :)
Reverse direction of the smiley: (Like this: (: )
Use angle/square brackets instead of parentheses
Use C-style commenting to set the smiley off from the closing parenthesis
Make the smiley a dunce: (:>
I disapprove of emoticons
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