in reply to Re: perl shell utility scrips
in thread perl shell utility scrips
While I do agree with virtualsue, I have a dissenting opinion. I am very new to perl, and programming itself. I can write shell scripts, but they tend to be limited. So I started writing my shell scripts in perl. It has taught me alot! The one most important thing I got out of it was this: I overcame my fear of perl, and it's structure, syntax, etc... I am making myself more comfortable with it each day I use it, and when I need the more advanced functions, I search on perlmonks and try to implement what I've seen. It's tough for me because the last time I wrote programs was about 14 years ago in high school, and that was in basic, and pascal on a TRS-80 (I loved my model 4). So while I agree that dfg2's script would best be written in #!/bin/ksh it might not be the best way to get into perl for a person just (re)starting programming.
Very funny Scotty... Now PLEASE beam down my PANTS!