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where might i be able to get perl or PHP.

i am not sure but perl is for programming in linux commands and shell.
http://www.activestate.com/ http://perl.com http://hackingtruths.box.sk/perl.htm http://perl.com/pub/q/documentation http://www.hotscripts.com/Perl/

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What is PHP, i've never heard of it, lol... im new here i guess.


here is how php.net describes php as:

"What is PHP?
PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML. If you are new to PHP and want to get some idea of how it works, try the introductory tutorial. After that, check out the online manual, and the example archive sites and some of the other resources available in the links section."
http://www.php.net http://www.php.net/tut.php http://www.php.net/docs.php http://phpworld.com/ http://www.hotscripts.com/PHP/

i am kinda new to programming too. the only thing i know is html, css, java script, and basic.