I have tried the following and find it to work. This is done with a non-privileged user. First find out where your perl command is:
# which perl
# echo $PERL5LIB
MAILTO=<my email address for the jobs output>
0 2 * * * $HOME/<rest of path to perl>/perl $HOME/<path to my perl script> arg1 ...
The shebang (
#!) line of the script should point to the (
perl it is meant to run under. (This should be done as part of installing the script.) That's all you need.
0 2 * * * /path/to/script arg1 ...