I am new to Perl and am trying to write a script that will take a list of MAC addresses from a text file, and use them as parameters for a command line "wake on lan" executable program. The concept seemed simple enough. It's basically a batch script written in perl where I can just add to the list of MAC addys as needed without the extra typing.

I think I'm using the wrong key words in my searches in forums / google though.

I found the wakeonlan utility in the Ubuntu repository, which is a perl script....I'll probably just study that to get a feel for it. I'd like to be able to use it in windows as well as Ubuntu though, even though in linux it seems much easier.