1. Getting the Software
An old version of Perl for Win32 is included with the Windows NT Resource Kit. It is sadly out of date. Follow the steps below to get a newer version. Having said that, you can complete the tutorial with the Resource Kit version but you should upgrade as soon as you can.
Go to http://www.activestate.com/ and follow
the links to download ActivePerl. It will be a single file, and the name will be something
i stands for Intel. If you have an Alpha,
apaXXXe.exe. If you're not sure, download the Intel version.
508e is the version number, so expect this to change quite rapidly.
The file size will be just over 5Mb, so it will take a while to download via modem. If you
know how to use FTP, try
When you find ActivePerl, save the file into any directory you please. I like to
organise my downloads into
c:\downloads but that is just personal preference.
As long as ActivePerl ends up on your hard disk somewhere it doesn't matter.