FAQ 3.1 How do I do (anything)?

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3.1: How do I do (anything)?

    Have you looked at CPAN (see perlfaq2)? The chances are that someone has
    already written a module that can solve your problem. Have you read the
    appropriate manpages? Here's a brief index:

            Basics          perldata, perlvar, perlsyn, perlop, perlsub
            Execution       perlrun, perldebug
            Functions       perlfunc
            Objects         perlref, perlmod, perlobj, perltie
            Data Structures perlref, perllol, perldsc
            Modules         perlmod, perlmodlib, perlsub
            Regexes         perlre, perlfunc, perlop, perllocale
            Moving to perl5 perltrap, perl
            Linking w/C     perlxstut, perlxs, perlcall, perlguts, perlembed
            Various         http://www.cpan.org/misc/olddoc/FMTEYEWTK.tgz
                            (not a man-page but still useful, a collection
                             of various essays on Perl techniques)

    A crude table of contents for the Perl manpage set is found in perltoc.


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