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Perl is optimized for scanning arbitrary text files and system administration. It has built-in extended regular expression matching and replacement, a dataflow mechanism to improve security with setuid scripts and is extendable via modules that can interface to C libraries.
Note that this supplements perl-base, providing the full Perl distribution.
Although supplied with the perl package, the perl scripts in this eg directory and its subdirectories are placed in the public domain, and you may do anything with them that you wish. This stuff is supplied on an as-is basis--little attempt has been made to make any of it portable. It's mostly here to give you an idea of what perl code looks like, and what tricks and idioms are used. System adm more»
FYEnjoyment, here are the test scripts I used while implementing SysV IPC in Perl. Each of them must be run with the parameter "s" for "send" or "r" for "receive"; in each case, the receiver is the server and the sender is the client. -- Chip Salzenberg at ComDev/TCT <email@example.com>, <uunet!ateng!tct!chip>
PERLFAQ(1p) Perl Programmers Reference Guide PERLFAQ(1p) NAME perlfaq - frequently asked questions about Perl ($Date: 1997/04/24 22:46:06 $) DESCRIPTION This document is structured into the following sections: perlfaq: Structural overview of the FAQ. This document. the perlfaq1 manpage: General Questions About Perl Very g more»
PERLFAQ1(1p) Perl Programmers Reference Guide PERLFAQ1(1p) NAME perlfaq1 - Gener more»
PERLFAQ2(1p) Perl Programmers Reference Guide PERLFAQ2(1p) NAME perlfaq2 - Obtai more»
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