-- Perl 5.8.6 documentation --
Perl version 5.8.6 documentation


This site contains the core documentation for Perl version 5.8.6, in both HTML and PDF formats.

The complete documentation set may also be downloaded for off-line viewing.

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#! /usr/bin/perl

use strict;
use warnings;

my $greeting = "Hello, World!";
print $greeting,"\n";  # Say hello


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http://perldoc.perl.org/perldoc.tar.gz (15Mb download).

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