Download and Install Perl: ActivePerl

The trusted Perl distribution for Windows, Linux and Mac, pre-bundled with top Perl modules – free for development use.

Get ActivePerl Community Edition

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ActivePerl is now offered through the ActiveState Platform. Create a free account above and get these benefits:

  • Download ActivePerl and get notified of updates
  • Customize Perl with only the packages you need
  • Share your Perl runtime environment with your team

Build a custom Perl tailored to your needs

  • Pick only the packages you need
  • We automatically resolve all dependencies
  • You get an easy-to-deploy runtime environment
Build for Windows and Linux. Mac coming soon

By downloading ActivePerl Community Edition, you agree to comply with the terms of use of the ActiveState Community License. Need help? Please refer to our documentation.

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