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How can I use Perl's built in help? by mbaranski
Posted: 5 Dec 00

An easy way to get perl help  on your system is to type:
at a shell prompt.  It will print the following help message, and if you want help on a particular funcion, do:
perldoc -f funcname
and get the help.  Read the help message for more options!

Here are some helpful commands for getting help with Perl.  You can also run
to get additional help (You can't run it as root on *nix)

http://www.perl.com also has extended help on the site.

PERL(1)        User Contributed Perl Documentation        PERL(1)
                                 perl - Practical Extraction and Report Language
                                 perl [ -sTuU ] [ -hv ] [ -V[:configvar] ]
                                     [ -cw ] [ -d[:debugger] ] [ -D[number/list] ]
                                     [ -pna ] [ -Fpattern ] [ -l[octal] ] [ -0[octal] ]
                                     [ -Idir ] [ -m[-]module ] [ -M[-]'module...' ]
                                     [ -P ] [ -S ] [ -x[dir] ]
                                     [ -i[extension] ]
                                 [ -e 'command' ] [ -- ] [ programfile ] [ argument ]...
                                 For ease of access, the Perl manual has been split up into
                                 several sections:
                                     perl                Perl overview (this section)
                                     perldelta           Perl changes since previous version
                                     perl5005delta       Perl changes in version 5.005
                                     perl5004delta       Perl changes in version 5.004
                                     perlfaq             Perl frequently asked questions
                                     perltoc             Perl documentation table of contents
                                     perldata            Perl data structures
                                     perlsyn             Perl syntax
                                     perlop              Perl operators and precedence
                                     perlre              Perl regular expressions
                                     perlrun             Perl execution and options
                                     perlfunc            Perl builtin functions
                                     perlopentut         Perl open() tutorial
                                     perlvar             Perl predefined variables
                                     perlsub             Perl subroutines
                                     perlmod             Perl modules: how they work
                                     perlmodlib          Perl modules: how to write and use
                                     perlmodinstall      Perl modules: how to install from CPAN
                                     perlform            Perl formats
                                     perlunicode         Perl unicode support
                                     perllocale          Perl locale support


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