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Old 03-06-2004, 07:42 PM   #1
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Exclamation compiling code

ok, i just installed fedora core 1, and ive been playing around w linux for a few days. im REALLY likin it, but i have 1 killer question that i cant seem to solve,

ive got this program (code) called aimsniff (its a .pl file)
some code i get a popup window that asks me if i want to compile the code (like with mozilla firefox), but im not getting that with this file!
how would i compile that code?

and then...

how would i make an install file to install so i could access it thru the start menu and not have to go thru the home directory and find it? (kinda like a windows install)

i am a linux idiot, so a not-so-complex answer would be greatly apprieciated
Old 03-06-2004, 08:59 PM   #2
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That code is not compilable code its perl code try
Old 03-06-2004, 09:07 PM   #3
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.pl is typically associated with Perl scripts. This means it a Perl program and is interpreted not compiled (well compiled on the fly). To run this program you will need to change its mode to be executable. Here are some general steps.

Save the file to your home dir
Open a shell, terminal window whatever you call it ...
And type the following;

chmod 755



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