Hi. I'm brand new to Linux but I have over 30 years in computers. I have installed 11.4 on my computer. I have been searching for help getting a script to work. So far I have learned that the script has a .pl extension. I found instructions saying I need to make the script executable & that the first lines have to reference the location of perl. The file has that reference in it.

I have found threads saying I have to install perl. How do I do that? Please keep in mind I have never done this before & telling me to get it from the software repository is not enough. I need to know how to do that as well. Then I need to know how to make the script executible.

Please help but be as basic as possible. Remember there was a time you didn't know how to do this either.