Perl does not need compiling. With Win98, your installation probably has .pl files set up to be executed with perl. I think you are taking about the "shebang" which is used for the unix variant. There, the first line of the perl program points to the executable to run it. I just started with a similar setup. Hint: get this editor to make your life easier (No command line stuff necessary): http://www.perlvision.com/pce/ That and windows explorer shoul dget you going. Have fun! Matthias -----Original Message----- From: Tony Haddon [mailto:tony at resonance.ie] Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2001 04:12 To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thelist] Easy ways to set up Perl? Right, I don't think I'm completely thick, in fact I've been looking at Perl and it looks simple enough to code in. But I can't for the life of me figure out how I'm supposed to set up the compiler. I've downloaded Activeperl from Activestate.com which I've been told will do the job just fine, and I've clicked the .exe and installed it, but there seems to be a fair bit of Command line path-setting or something to be doing. I just don't know. I'm currently working on Win98 and hoping to pop my cgi-bin into my Personal Web Server folder on my desktop machine. As soon as I get my IIS set up to parse the ASP rather than just displaying it on the NT Server here, I'd hope to install it there instead, but for the mo it's to be on my desktop PC. Anyone? --------------------------------------- For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archive of TheList go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !