It would have been useful if you specified which syntax you didn't know about. Here's a couple of guesses:
Also, take a look at perl - perldoc.perl.org. Here you'll find links to all the Perl manual pages. I wouldn't suggest attempting to learn everything in all that documentation; rather, just get a feel for where that information can be found. Once you are familiar with what's available, looking up specifics is usually a fairly easy task.
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