This section introduces a very simple Perl program example to get you started using Perl. Although trivial for experienced Perl hackers, a short example is necessary for new users who want to learn more about Perl.
To introduce you to the absolute basics of Perl programming, Listing 40.1 illustrates a simple Perl program that prints a short message.
#!/usr/bin/perlprint 'Look at all the camels!\n';
Type that in and save it to a file called
trivial.pl. Then make the file executable using the
chmod command (see the following sidebar) and run it at the command prompt.