in reply to a newbie to perl needing help

Another tutorial area is perldoc. Some will recommend using perldoc on your own system so that you use the most up-to-date information. If going that route, you can use the link above as a reference for which tutorial you want to look at (eg. run "perldoc perltoot" on your machine).

Or, just Google perl tutorials. You mentioned the book, "Learning Perl". That's a great one. As Martin mentioned, if you run into something that need clarification or you have a specific question, you're likely to get some great responses.