I'm completely new to Mac and just bought a Macbook Pro yesterday. I love this computer and everything about this operating system and platform in general. Here's the issue I'm having that I have done extensive research on and just don't understand the answers. Keep in mind I'm 110% new to macs! To run a perl script on my PC computer before I downloaded ActiveState's ActivePerl program and installed it. Then I would just double click my .pl file I have saved to execute the script and it would open a dos like window and run it. Well I transferred all my stuff over to the new Macbook Pro and now that .pl file just opens as a text file. It isn't executable anymore. What is the easiest method of running the script? I've tried a bunch of things in Terminal that I read while doing research but nothing has worked. I tried downloading ActivePerl for mac also hoping it would just recognize it and let me execute the file but that failed as well. I can't figure this out for the life of me! Please help a brother out. I appreciate it!