This article will guide you on steps to #install Perl and how to create and run Perl #script using the command line on #Ubuntu 20.04. We have also discussed how to configure necessary #Perl #modules on your system.
Perl is a programming language that can be used to perform tasks that would be difficult or cumbersome on the command line. Perl is included by default with most GNU / #Linux #distributions. Usually, one invokes Perl by using a text editor to write a file and then passing it to the perl #program.
Perl has a wide range of command-line options or switches that you can use. The options are also called switches because they can turn on or turn off different behaviors. For example, the -e option lets you specify a line of code directly on the command line instead of creating a script file.
To install Perl in Linux:
1. SSH to your server.
2. Change your directory to /opt by running the below command. cd /opt.
3. Download the zipped source code available for Unix/Linux.
4. After download the zip file runs the below commands to extract and install Perl.