Well, I cant connect to the internet because the people in control of our school network and higher up computer administration (we call em computer services) are a bunch of blithering idiots and very very paranoid. they hate linux im sure, do countless silly things and force my programming and computer repair classes to settle for less.
Anyway, thats just my rant...but the Im not really supposed to be doing perl, but I will anyway they prefer VB. My teacher knows nothing about perl, he didnt even know that it was a script, so all the class is is a motivation. Thanks for your help guys...im sure I can find any modules if the book wants em. very helpfull