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Old 9th August 2008
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How do I compile and run a perl/tk program using terminal?
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% perl myscript.pl

It's as simple as that
UNIX was not designed to stop you from doing stupid things, because that would also stop you from doing clever things.
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Are you interested in learning to program in perl and tk? Or are you interested in compiling and running programs/scripts that others have written?

If you are interested in the programming side, I would suggest the "Learning Perl" book by O'Reilly Publishing, affectionately known as the "The Llama". It's out of print but available online. And it's completely worth it.
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Originally Posted by ai-danno View Post
It's out of print but available online.
The fifth edition of Learning Perl was published in June 2008:


If copies cannot be found in bookstores, it can be ordered online. As ai-danno, I agree that this is a very good introduction to Perl, but it does not cover Perl/Tk.
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Assuming you have entered the following with an editor of your choice:

# @(#) p1       Demonstrate perl/tk.
# Learning Perl/Tk, O'Reilly, Walsh, 1999, page 11.

use Tk;

my $mw = MainWindow->new;
$mw->title("Hello, world.");
$mw->Button( -text => "Done", -command => sub {exit} )->pack;
You then may do:
chmod +x p1
and a small window will be created on your console, assuming all other prerequisites are handled: X is up, perl is at /usr/bin/perl, etc. This allows you to use this file just like a standard command. I prefer this method. I rarely code in perl/tk, but I have standardized comments for processing with command what -- that's what the @(#) comment is about -- you don't need that to run perl codes. The chmod need only be done once. After that, edit to your heart's content, and re-run with ./p1

See also the reference below ... cheers, drl

Title: Learning Perl/Tk
Author: Nancy Walsh
Edition: 1st
Date: 1999
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 1565923146
Pages: 376
Categories: programming, perl, tk
Comments: 3 stars (33 reviews, Amazon, 2008.08)
Comments: More recent: Mastering Perl/Tk, 2002

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