On my old PC, I had set up a template associated with Perl so that you could right click the mouse in a directory and choose 'New Perl Script'. The file itself would be copied from a template file. This shortcut was very handy for starting new scripts quickly.
The association consists of a registry setting (to connect the .pl extension with the ability to make a new file) and the template file itself (held under the system directory).
Despite much Googling, I have been unable to reproduce the configuration under Windows XP professional. My old setup was W2K. I would be grateful for advice in this matter.