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Study Perl

June, 2007

From time to time, the question arises by newcomers to the Internet or perl programming - how can I start? fast? How can I get a good jump on understanding this? Of course, in true perl form, there is more than one way to do it. This page lists some of the better ways.

Textbooks for Perl Study and Learning

  • Impatient Perl by Greg London
  • Perl Cookbook (OReilly), versions 1 or 2 by Christiansen, Torkington
  • Intermediate Perl (OReilly) by Schwartz, Phoenix, et al.

Web Articles and References

Command Line Perl Study Resources

If you have a standard, modern perl installation on your machine, try a few of these commands and see where it takes you:

man perlsyn 
man perldata
man perlop
man perlfunc 
man perltoot  
man perl
perldoc perltoc  
perldoc perldsc 
perldoc perlfaq4 
perldoc perlfaq3
perldoc perlfaq2
perldoc -f system

Also try reading perldoc on other perlfaq versions. There may be several more.

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-- Peter J. Schoenster

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