On 4/15/06, Roland Silver <email@hidden> wrote:
> Is Perl included with OS X 4.6? If so, where is it? If not, where can
> I get it?
Instead of getting answers on where to find, here is how to find. :)
If PERL is not in your direct path this is a big problem. You should
be able to invoke PERL via the command line by typing "perl" (w/o the
All of my suggestions should be run from /Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app
1. whereis - locate the binary, source, and manual page files for a command
2. which - shows the full path of (shell) commands.
3. Assuming you have kept your DB up-to-date (I'm not sitting at my
machine right now so no way to tell you which command to use to keep
4. Really, really slow way of doing this, but you will find what you
are looking for. Type "man find" (w/o the quotes) for some more
find / -iname PERL
If you're really plucky, use Fink or darwin-ports (never used it
myself). Then, you'll have more than one instance of PERL! You can
also install PERL by hand. If you're interested in banging your head
against the wall, its a great learning experience.
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