in reply to help with basic script

Hello eddiemo,

You have forgotten to close parenthesis when you store your attributes (see below):

$ perl syntax error at line 17, near "get_date;" Execution of aborted due to compilation errors.

After adding the parenthesis it works :) (see below):

$ perl Hello World! START ing script SA - YEAR: 2019, MONTH: 5, DAY: 77 END ing script

Sample of code for replication after modifications:

#!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; my $year = 2019; my $month = 5; my $day = 19; print "Hello World!\n"; print"\n\t START ing script $0\n"; sub get_date { my ($y, $m, $d) = (9999, 888, 77); return($y, $m, $d); } # end get_date ($year, $month, $day) = get_date; print "SA - YEAR: $year, MONTH: $month, DAY: $day\n"; print "\n\t\t END ing script $0\n";

I assume the goal is to pass some parameters to the function. I would recommend to start reading here perlsub. If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask again.

Hope this helps, BR.

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