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Perl & CGI

Perl & CGI

Perl & CGI

    Working with an intranet trying to set up a form e-mailer.  From what I can gather - I would need a Perl Interpreter on the server and a CGI script to be able to use forms on a web page and have those responses either saved or sent to a e-mail inbox.  Am I on the right track or am I missing something?  Is Perl a free download?  Do most web servers already have these CGI scripts and a Perl interpreter on them?  Where can I get free CGI scripts?  Thank-you.

RE: Perl & CGI

Yes, yes, yes, yes, and yes.  Do a search to find "free scripts".  Or go to Matt's Script Archive.  I think he has a popular one.


Tom Anderson
CEO, Order amid Chaos, Inc.

RE: Perl & CGI

Is Perl a free download?

as Tom said, yes.  You can get ports for your specific OS or get the raw stuff and 'make' it yourself.
If you are running a UNIX box, see www.cpan.org and www.perl.com and www.perl.org. 
If you are running a M$ Windows OS, see www.activestate.com for a well put together port (installer and everything).

keep the rudder amid ship and beware the odd typo

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