Perl is a programming language developed by Larry Wall, especially designed for text processing. It stands for Practical Extraction and Report Language. It runs on a variety of platforms, such as Windows, Mac OS, and the various versions of UNIX.
If you have basic knowledge of C or UNIX Shell then PERL is very easy to learn. This tutorial gives a complete understanding on Perl.
This reference has been prepared for the beginners to help them understand the basic to advanced concepts related to Perl Scripting languages.