This is Perl special variable (predefined variable) cheat sheet. It lists all the Perl variables.
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This is Perl predefined variable cheat sheet. It lists all the variables from
`perldoc perlvar` with concise description and some example usages.

I created this when I was mastering Perl. I enjoy Perl golf and I wanted to
know all of the variables.


This cheat sheet was created by Peteris Krumins (
His blog is at  --  good coders code, great reuse.

The cheat sheet is released under GNU Free Documentation License.

The cheat sheet was also featured in my article "Perl Special Variable Cheat
Sheet". This article can be read here:


The cheat sheet is available in .pdf and .doc (microsoft word) formats. The
latest versions can always be found at:


I'm sorry that I used microsoft word to create it, but I was not proficient in
LaTeX back then.



Peteris Krumins