indapa has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I am a newcomer to Perl and recently downloaded ActivePerl for my PC. I tried running a sample test script that came with the download. When I typed: perl on my command line DOS prompt I get a bad command or file name response. So the installation didn't add Perl to my PATH variable correctly. I am not too familiar with DOS, but how do I set my PATH variable to include the directories where the Perl binaries are located. Thanks for the help.