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Re: perldoc won't open

by Popcorn Dave (Abbot)
on Jul 31, 2007 at 19:19 UTC ( #629902=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to perldoc won't open

You might try getting a copy of WinRAR. I believe that it will open .tar files. You can get a 30 day evaluation copy online, but I think it's about 3-4Mb in size.

You should be fine from there.

Also if you're running ActiveState Perl, they have html docs that you can access offline so you might look for that too. I'e actually put that in my Firefox toolbar for easy access.

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Re^2: perldoc won't open
by Aim9b (Monk) on Jul 31, 2007 at 19:25 UTC
    Thanks Dave. Yes, I have AS's doc on my tool bar. I was just reading about the camel books vs "others" & saw where someone implied that this file was good to have. Needing all the help I can get, I thought I'd grab it while I was here at work. Thanks again. -Bill.
      I'm a bit confused. If you've got ActiveState Perl installed at home and at work, then you've got all the docs you need in HTML format already. That said, their internal links don't always work for me, but YMMV. Besides that, when you add modules using PPM, you get the HTML docs added as well.

      Revolution. Today, 3 O'Clock. Meet behind the monkey bars.

      I would love to change the world, but they won't give me the source code

        Dave, Sorry for the confusion. I have a Thinkpad that I can use both places. Work has several T? lines, but home is Turtle-Net. So I tend to grab things here, & then use them off line at home. I can use the web (sans the down loading) at home, but then I lose the ability to move from Recliner, to kitchen island, to Deck, etc. during the course of the evening. Perhaps I'll soon be at a level so as to not need as much immediate feedback during my coding, but for now, the docs (and this monestary) have been a real W|L-ife-saver. BTW, I checked out thetutorials here & they look to be a great source of "just what I need". Thanks, again. -Bill.
Re^2: perldoc won't open
by FunkyMonk (Chancellor) on Jul 31, 2007 at 19:33 UTC
    I believe that [WinRAR] will open .tar files
    Yes, WinRAR will open tar and gz files.

      As will 7zip,the tar and gzip from the Unix for Windows set, or the GNU software for Windows set of utils.

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