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    I am wondering if anyone can assist me in setting up perl on my windows 98 machine.I would like to try-out my scripts and be able to follow along with some tutorials without uploading. So far i have downloaded activestate version of perl, i believe i may need to download microsoft pws(personal web server), and do some alterations in the registry editor. Can someone please enlighten me before i crash and burn!!Thanks in advance.
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    You will have to download Apache server, as personel server does not seem to work, also remember to map a path to your perl.exe in your autoexec.bat on your c drive.
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    How do i edit my autoexec.bat file. right now mine file looks like this: C:PROGRA~1NETWOR~1MCAFEE~1SCAN.EXE C:@IF ERRORLEVEL 1 PAUSE

    C:ESSAUSIO.COM

    PATH=%PATH%;"C:Program Files|Mts"

    ////////////how do i edit
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    I have already edited my registry. I now have a new question. This is a sample program which I saved to an executable file in my root web.
    print "http/1.0 200 OKn";
    print "content-type: text/htmlnn";

    print "<html>n;
    print "<head>n;
    print "<title>Perl Test Page</title>n";
    print "</head>n";
    print "<body>n:;
    print "<h3>This is a test for Perl</h3>n";
    print "<p>n";
    print "<h5>If you can see this, perl is configured properly<h5>n";
    print "</body>n";
    print "</html>n";
    What should this program look like when displayed, exactly. I get what seems like a lot of the extra characters. I cannot open directly from ie, i browse for the program, it asks what i would like to open with then i choose ie again. Does this make sense. Please help!
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    I think, that you didn't install your apache properly; apache needs to know what to do with .cgi scripts. Check the htppd.conf

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