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Learning/Using Perl on Linux

by Anonymous Monk
on Mar 01, 2005 at 13:28 UTC ( #435405=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Anonymous Monk has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

hi can you tell how to now perl is there in linux mandrax can you tell me some command and tell some of the best sites about perl i want i need your yahoo email id (about me i am do BECTH computer student i now about little bit javascript html ,vb,now lean linux user but i am not able find perl in linux that all bye

Considered: edan: delete - unintelligible
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20050303 Edit by castaway: Changed title from 'hi help me'

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Re: Learning/Using Perl on Linux
by bart (Canon) on Mar 01, 2005 at 13:51 UTC
Re: Learning/Using Perl on Linux
by samizdat (Vicar) on Mar 01, 2005 at 14:29 UTC
    One really important thing about computer programming is that you need to get your syntax correct before launching! It is only because human minds are so amazing that any sense at all can be made of your question. You will get much more help here and in other on-line resources if you spend the time to clean up your entry before posting. I can appreciate that English may not be your primary language, but it will be well worth your time to at least separate your thoughts into recognizable sentences. It is also more polite to create an identity and log in.

    All that witching aside, welcome to our community! :-D
    perl -v
    shows which version of Perl is usable by you, and
    which perl
    shows where the interpreter is installed.
Re: Learning/Using Perl on Linux
by belg4mit (Prior) on Mar 01, 2005 at 13:44 UTC
    This is a good site about perl if you look for answers to questions that have already been asked, or ask your own *specific* questions. Otherwise, find the O'Reilly Camel book.

    I'm not belgian but I play one on TV. On dit que je parle comme un belge aussi.

Re: Learning/Using Perl on Linux
by RolandGunslinger (Curate) on Mar 01, 2005 at 13:50 UTC
    perl -v then go out and buy Learning Perl
Re: Learning/Using Perl on Linux
by manav (Scribe) on Mar 01, 2005 at 14:23 UTC
    perldoc perl will show you the various sections into which the Perl manual has been divided to.
    perldoc <manual_name>
    will show you almost all you need to know.
Re: Learning/Using Perl on Linux
by Paulster2 (Priest) on Mar 02, 2005 at 13:53 UTC

    Isn't this a similar (if not the same) node that was front paged yesterday? If it is the same message, it's good that it is no longer front paged, but if it isn't, it looks like it could be an auto node creation kind of thing. I specifically refer to the i want i need your yahoo email id portion. I agree that this node doesn't make much sense. Then again, I don't make much sense sometimes. This suspiciously looks like someone is trying to mask it, much like spam emails are (can you spell V1-agra?). I understand that not all monks out there speak english, and I am glad that not all of us do (diversity), but this looks much beyond broken or poor english. I could be wrong, it wouldn't be the first time.

    Just a thought.


    You're so sly, but so am I. - Quote from the movie Manhunter.
      But then again, what sense would it make at all?
      Threre is no spam link.
      If someone wants to harvest email addresses, would messages like these help? Maybe in other kinds of chat or forum maybe, to make other unitelligible kids give their addresses. That would be the people who give out their addresses anyways, without anybody to tell them so.
      I don't think it's spam. Maybe someone really has a problem or was drunken at the computer.

        You're probably right. I don't know. It was just my gut check when I read the thing to begin with. Your second suggestion might also be correct (The Drunken Master with Jackie Chan comes to mind...Drunken Master...Drunken Monk...I'm sure it wouldn't be the first time!). Either way, I hope that the monk who submitted has gotten some tips out of the responses, as I have;-)


        You're so sly, but so am I. - Quote from the movie Manhunter.
Re: Learning/Using Perl on Linux
by holli (Monsignor) on Mar 01, 2005 at 15:11 UTC
    i now about little bit javascript html ,vb
    Didnīt you forget the little bit of English?

    I didnīt want to be insultive. It's just, in my opinion, a little bit of irony helps more than a well-meant explanation, like the one by dwildesnl.
    The OP should read the nodes about How to ask a question in Tutorials. His english seems to be good enough. Imho, he has just shown a false form of laziness.

    holli, /regexed monk/
      As another monk and English speaker, I'm ashamed to be associated with you.
        I agree with holli that your post should have identified yourself, as it had no content except a gratuitous sneer. holli is a *very* helpful monk, and I thought her response was as gentle or gentler than my own. I think she's absolutely right that the OP was lazy in the way that he/she wrote the post, and I think it is perfectly legitimate to request some measure of readability from posts on a forum devoted to programming in a very syntactically complex language.

        I deal with non-US programmers in all kinds of contexts, and it is a point of respect for my non-English-primary friends to make their messages as correct as they can. This post did not show that effort, so we both requested it.
        So why donīt you login and tell us who you are?

        holli, /regexed monk/

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