I typed and saved the code as a ".pl" file.
It looks like you saved the file using a word processor as formatted text (RTF), while Perl programs should be written as plain text (*.txt) files.
Do you see your code when you enter `cat /Users/patnonadmin/Desktop/hello#1.pl` (without quotes) in the terminal, or do you see something else?
Sorry if my advice was wrong.
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