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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Full version - contains HTML and PDF files
http://perldoc.perl.org/perldoc.tar.gz (15Mb download).
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http://perldoc.perl.org/perldoc-html.tar.gz (3Mb download).