How To Install Perl on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install Perl on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Perl on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Perl (Practical Extraction and Reporting Language) is a very popular and powerful language for String Handling and String Processing. It has very robust modules available to interact with other programming languages on various platforms.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Perl programming language on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.

Install Perl on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Perl on Ubuntu 20.04.

By default, Perl is available in Ubuntu default repositories, Now we run the following command to install it:

sudo apt install perl

Verify the Perl installation:

perl -v

Step 3. Create Perl Script on Ubuntu.

Now, it’s time to run your first Perl script on your system. To do this, create a simple text file in your favorite text editor and paste the following code into it:

nano helloworld.pl

Add the following file:

#!/usr/bin/perl
use warnings;
print("Hi, this is test script Hello world\n");

Save the above file and run via the terminal by typing the below-mentioned command:

perl helloworld.pl

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Perl. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Perl programming language on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Perl website.

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