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by faq_monk (Initiate)
on Oct 08, 1999 at 00:12 UTC ( #521=perlfaq nodetype: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Current Perl documentation can be found at

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

Have you looked at CPAN (see the perlfaq2 manpage)? The chances are that someone has already written a module that can solve your problem. Have you read the appropriate man pages? Here's a brief index:

        Basics          perldata, perlman:perlvar, perlman:perlsyn, perlman:perlop, perlman:perlsub
        Execution       perlrun, perlman:perldebug
        Functions       perlfunc
        Objects         perlref, perlman:perlmod, perlman:perlobj, perlman:perltie
        Data Structures perlref, perlman:perllol, perlman:perldsc
        Modules         perlmod, perlman:perlmodlib, perlman:perlsub
        Regexps         perlre, perlfunc, perlman:perlop, perlman:perllocale
        Moving to perl5 perltrap, perl
        Linking w/C     perlxstut, perlman:perlxs, perlman:perlcall, perlman:perlguts, perlman:perlembed
                        (not a man-page but still useful)

the perltoc manpage provides a crude table of contents for the perl man page set.

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[mz2255]: I'm trying to post a question to "seekers of perl wisdom" but always getting a permission denied when I want to submit. There are no links in my post...
[ambrus]: again? someone complained about this just a few days ago (although eventually they could post)
[choroba]: Can you post the question in mz2255's scratchpad?
[ambrus]: Corion, if you're here, can you check the spam filter logs to see what's triggering this time?

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