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Re: begin w/ Perl OSXby em (Scribe)
|on Nov 17, 2002 at 17:21 UTC ( #213572=note: print w/replies, xml )||Need Help??|
In addition to BBEdit (which available in a pay version and a time-limited 'demo' version), Mac OS X also comes with Emacs and vi.
Both Emacs and vi run in Terminal. They are completely text based and don't have a graphical interface (well, they can, but we're not gonna talk about installing X and Fink). There are GUI based editors that are free (like JEdit).
You can read an Emacs tutorial here.
Vi tutorial available here.
You'll need to enter the examples in a text editor and then save it (perhaps as 'hello.pl'.
After saving the example, you run it by typing 'perl hello.pl'.
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