1. If you are using Mac OS8-9, you would need to go to www.perl.com. Follow the links
to find the most current version of Perl. Download and install on your own Mac.
2. Mac OS X ships with Perl 5.6 as a standard component. Here we shall assume
that you are using a Mac OS X system.
3. Mac OS X promises an Unix-like enviornment. It is the Terminal application
in the Applications/Utilities fold. Double-click on the Terminal icon will
open a new window and bring you to the world of Unix command-lines.
4. Try to run Perl by typing in the Terminal window:
perl -e 'print "Perl on Mac OS X\n" '
5. You can write a script in a text editor, save it as a file, and call
it from the command line. For example, save the following in a file name
print "Perl on Mac OS X\n";
Change to the directory where your file is stored. Use cd for change directory
and ls for listing the directory content in the Terminal window. Make sure your
syntax is correct, and type perl my_per.pl to run the script.