If you know nothing about Perl, you can read the documentation on your machine, if you have a Mac or Linux machine, by typing 'perldoc perl' to get a list of all the documention available for you to read. or surf your browser to CPAN.org and click on "Learn Perl" under "Getting Started". Lots of useful info there, including material about writing your first program, or click on "Perl documentation" for the stuff I mentioned before.
As Occam said: Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem.
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