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Perl is a dynamic programming language created by Larry Wall and was first released in 1987. Perl borrows features from a variety of other languages including C, shell scripting (sh), AWK, sed and Lisp.

Perl is usually good for searching for data and matching variables. Structurally, most people believe that Perl is a brainfuck comparable to that of brainfuck.

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Some of the tools the Insurgency uses, such as, use Perl. Linux and BSD distros usually include Perl as a default package. Windows users should get Strawberry Perl and Macfags should get ActivePerl from the link below.

How to get Perl


  1. Download the Strawberry Perl installer from here
  2. Run the program and follow the instructions
  3. Open Command prompt and run "perl -v", You should see "The is perl.." This means Perl is installed properly.


On Ubuntu/Debian you can simply use the "apt-get" command

sudo apt-get install perl 

On Redhat/fedora

yum install perl 

on suse

yast install perl 

on Arch Linux

pacman -S perl 

on Gentoo

emerge -av perl 

Post Installation :

 # perl -MCPAN -e shell 
  1. Just Follow step by step. Use all the Default Answer. ii. install Bundle::CPAN iii. install Bundle::LWP iv. install Bundle::DBI v. install DBD::mysql

To test the install run.

perl -v 


GET -ed

Learning Perl

Though there are several books available to someone wanting to learn perl, O'Reilly's "Learning Perl" is widely considered to be the best book for newcomers to Perl. It is available, along with the rest of O'Reilly's books on Perl here.

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