Perl is a programming language developed by Larry Wall, especially designed for text processing. It stands for Practical Extraction and Report Language. It runs on a variety of platforms, such as Windows, Mac OS, and the various versions of UNIX.
If you have basic knowledge of C or UNIX Shell then PERL is very easy to learn. This tutorial gives a complete understanding on Perl.
This reference has been prepared for the beginners to help them understand the basic to advanced concepts related to Perl Scripting languages.
Before you start doing practice with various types of examples given in this reference, I'm making an assumption that you are already aware about what is a computer program and what is a computer programming language.
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1 - Perl Quick Reference Guide
A quick Perl reference guide for Perl Programmers.
2 - Perl Useful Resources
A collection of Perl Sites, Books and Articles is given at this page.
3 - Perl Functions References
A complete list of important Perl functions arranged in alphabetical order.
4 - Perl Tutorial in PDF
Download a quick Perl tutorial in PDF format.