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    Greetings All

    I just began learning Perl and have been Telneting to run my scripts.

    Can anyone enlighten me on the best way to run, test and debug Perl scripts locally without having to go on-line.

    I am running Win98 and have been to the Active Perl site to get a copy of Perl but totally could not figure out what was what there

    A friend told me about Perl Builder and I thought that would solve this but when I downloaded loaded the demo it said I still had to have ActivePerl loaded. So I am back with the confusion of what to download from A.P and how to make it work.

    Any advice on this or maybe a better solution? Thanks
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    >>best way to run, test and debug Perl scripts locally
    Install a web server like Apache. You need not to go online, you can telnet to localhost or www to http://localhost

    >>A friend told me about Perl Builder
    It would be best to forget about Win32's Perl . Do you have a spare box to install Linux? Perl runs alot better in UNIX-like boxes. If you don't, you can still sign up an account with www.hypermart.net (free) where you can learn/test Perl from there.

    The best way to learn Perl is to copy somebody's code and edit it. You should check out http://www.cgi-resources.com/Program...l/Collections/
    There is got some Perl for win32 too in case you want to stick with win98.
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    I don't have a spare box but I have been planning to get one.
    Why do you feel I should steer clear of WinPerl?
    Thanks for the imput FreeBSD
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    Hi Asland:

    If you want to develop on a win32 machine, i
    would recommend using this awesome package:

    Here's the readme:

    ftp://theoryx5.uwinnipeg.ca/pub/other/perl-win32-bin-0.6.readme

    And here's the location of all the binaries:

    ftp://theoryx5.uwinnipeg.ca/pub/other/

    These binaries come with all sorts of built-in 'goodies'( Tk, mod_perl, DBI, Apache,..).
    It also has DBD's for mysql, msql, etc.
    This is a COMPLETE package. I primarily develop on a linux box. But since I have an NT machine at work, i thought 'why not?' .
    And I haven't been disappointed yet.

    And if you're interested in PHP4.0, here's
    a great module for the Apache Web Server:
    http://www.geocities.com/ro_marius/mod_php4_inst.html

    I hope this helps out!

    ~dshort
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    Thanks for the links dshort
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    I've been running Active Perl locally from the command line on Win98 without any problems.

    I've been told that you can also run it with MS Personal Web Server which should be on your system.

    See http://support.microsoft.com/support.../Q231/9/98.ASP

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