How to install Perl in windows

Super easy steps to install Perl in Windows

If you using a windows machine and want to install Perl, below are the steps that needs to be followed,

1. Check if Perl is installed

You can check if perl is installed in your windows machine by opening command prompt and typing below command

perl -v

If perl is present you should get perl version in the output

PS: if you type perl -V you’ll get a more detailed view on how and where perl is installed in your machine

2. Download Perl

If you do not have Perl installed, install strawberry Perl for windows here.

Once installation is complete, open command prompt and type in perl -v , you should get the installed perl version as output. It should look something like below

[Chirags-MacBook-Air:chiragspdevBlog chiragsp$ perl -v

This is perl 5, version 30, subversion 3 (v5.30.3) built for darwin-thread-multi-2level
(with 2 registered patches, see perl -V for more detail)

Copyright 1987-2020, Larry Wall

Perl may be copied only under the terms of either the Artistic License or the
GNU General Public License, which may be found in the Perl 5 source kit.

Complete documentation for Perl, including FAQ lists, should be found on
this system using "man perl" or "perldoc perl".  If you have access to the
Internet, point your browser at, the Perl Home Page.

3. Write your first Perl Program

Now that the boring configuration part is complete, lets begin with the actual coding part.

As its customary when writing any new language, lets start with a Hello World program.

Open a new file in notepad and type in below Perl Hello World program,

print "Hello World!";

And save this as file. pl is the perl extension

4. Execute the Perl Program

To execute a Perl program, open command line and go to the location where the newly created is present and then type


You should get an output as Hello World!

Great Job! on running your first Perl program. Next we’ll try running perl via Apache server. Checkout the article under this tag here.