Languages > Perl

Perl is a high-level, general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming language. A version 5 of Perl is included with MAMP PRO.


  • Make Perl directly available on the command line
    Check this option to make the current Perl version available on the command line. MAMP PRO uses aliases to provide this functionality. When this option is checked the following is added to your ~/.profile file.
alias perl='/Applications/MAMP/Library/bin/perl'
alias cpan='/Applications/MAMP/Library/bin/cpan'

More information on how to connect to MySQL using Perl can be found in our How To section.