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Where can I find out what my error message means?

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Contributed by Zombie beginner on Mar 03, 2001 at 02:52 UTC
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I got the following error message "folder/filename.pm did not return a true value at (eval 8) line 3" I have no idea what it means, please help! I'm also wondering if there is a place that I can check what my error message mean in general? Thanks a bunch in advance!

Answer: Where can I find out what my error message means?
contributed by OeufMayo

See the perldiag manpage, or run your program with the pragma 'use diagnostics' or with the Perl command-line option of '-Mdiagnostics'.

Answer: Where can I find out what my error message means?
contributed by I0

splain
splain: Reading from STDIN
folder/filename.pm did not return a true value at (eval 8) line 3
folder/filename.pm did not return a true value at (eval 8) line 3 (#1)
    
    (F) A required (or used) file must return a true value to indicate that
    it compiled correctly and ran its initialization code correctly.  It's
    traditional to end such a file with a "1;", though any true value would
    do.  See perlfunc/require.

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