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Subject: [Perl] How to find the Perl FAQ

This article was archived around: Mon, 26 Feb 2001 11:21:04 GMT

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Archive-name: perl-faq/finding-perl-faq Posting-Frequency: weekly Last-modified: 29 Apr 2000
[ That "Last-modified:" date above refers to this document, not to the Perl FAQ itself! The last _major_ update of the Perl FAQ was in Summer of 1998; of course, ongoing updates are made as needed. ] For most people, this URL should be all you need in order to find Perl's Frequently Asked Questions (and answers). http://www.cpan.org/doc/FAQs/ Please look over (but never overlook!) the FAQ and related docs before posting anything to the comp.lang.perl.* family of newsgroups. For an alternative way to get answers, check out the Perlfaq website. http://www.perlfaq.com/ # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # Beginning with Perl version 5.004, the Perl distribution itself includes the Perl FAQ. If everything is pro-Perl-y installed on your system, the FAQ will be stored alongside the rest of Perl's documentation, and one of these commands (or your local equivalents) should let you read the FAQ. perldoc perlfaq man perlfaq If a recent version of Perl is not properly installed on your system, you should ask your system administrator or local expert to help. If you find that a recent Perl distribution is lacking the FAQ or other important documentation, be sure to complain to that distribution's author. If you have a web connection, the first and foremost source for all things Perl, including the FAQ, is the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network (CPAN). CPAN also includes the Perl source code, pre-compiled binaries for many platforms, and a large collection of freely usable modules, among its 560_986_526 bytes (give or take a little) of super-cool (give or take a little) Perl resources. http://www.cpan.org/ http://www.perl.com/CPAN/ http://www.cpan.org/doc/FAQs/FAQ/html/ http://www.perl.com/CPAN/doc/FAQs/FAQ/html/ You may wish or need to access CPAN via anonymous FTP. (Within CPAN, you will find the FAQ in the /doc/FAQs/FAQ directory. If none of these selected FTP sites is especially good for you, a full list of CPAN sites is in the SITES file within CPAN.) California ftp://ftp.cdrom.com/pub/perl/CPAN/ Texas ftp://ftp.metronet.com/pub/perl/ South Africa ftp://ftp.is.co.za/programming/perl/CPAN/ Japan ftp://ftp.dti.ad.jp/pub/lang/CPAN/ Australia ftp://cpan.topend.com.au/pub/CPAN/ Netherlands ftp://ftp.cs.ruu.nl/pub/PERL/CPAN/ Switzerland ftp://sunsite.cnlab-switch.ch/mirror/CPAN/ Chile ftp://ftp.ing.puc.cl/pub/unix/perl/CPAN/ If you have no connection to the Internet at all (so sad!) you may wish to purchase one of the commercial Perl distributions on CD-Rom or other media. Your local bookstore should be able to help you to find one. # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # Comments and suggestions on the contents of this document are always welcome. Please send them to the author at <pfaq&finding*comments*@redcat.com>. Of course, comments on the docs and FAQs mentioned here should go to their respective maintainers. Have fun with Perl! -- Tom Phoenix Perl Training and Hacking Esperanto Randal Schwartz Case: http://www.rahul.net/jeffrey/ovs/