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How to Install Perl on Ubuntu 20.04

Introduction

Perl is a programming language that is responsible for creating different algorithms. It is used for administration, GUI development and Web development.

The Perl database interface also supports third-party databases such as Postgre, MySql, and Oracle. Markup languages like HTML also work with Perl.

And we will guide you on how to install Perl on Ubuntu 20.04 as we did below. Hope you understand.

Installing Perl

Step 1 – Update the package

Run:

$ sudo apt update

Output:

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Step 2 – Install Perl

Run the apt command:

$ sudo apt install perl

Output:

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Checking Perl’s list of installed packages

Run the following command:

$ apt list --installed | grep -i perl

Output:

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You can check its version by:

$ perl -v

Output:

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For example

Firstly, you create a file ending with *.pl. Here I will create a file named hello.pl:

$ nano hello.pl

Then type the following lines:

#!/usr/bin/perl

use warnings;

print("Hello World!")

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Save and exit.

To run:

$ perl hello.pl

Output:

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Conclusion

We have shown you how to install Perl on Ubuntu 20.04.

Thanks for referring!

Karim Buzdar

Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications including CCNA RS, SCP, and ACE. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various websites.

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