You can run your Perl scripts in several ways on Unix. For example, you can invoke the perl program directly on the command line as follows :
$ perl my_unix_perl_script.pl
Alternatively, make your script executable and then install a full path call to your chosen version of Perl on the first line of your script. This is done using the shebang #! syntax familiar to shell programmers:
#!/usr/local/bin/perl use warnings; use strict; # Rest of my script ....
You can now run the program directly:
$ chmod +x my_unix_perl_script.pl $ ./my_unix_perl_script.pl
On most Win32 systems, the .pl suffix is usually associated with the Perl interpreter; it should work correctly if you double-click on your script or if you call it directly. Alternatively just call perl directly again and specify the script name :
C:\> perl my_win32_perl_script.pl