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Introduction to Perl 5.10 for Unix System Administrators

(Perl 5.10 without excessive complexity)

by Dr Nikolai Bezroukov

Contents : Foreword : Ch01 : Ch02 : Ch03 : Ch04 : Ch05 : Ch06 : Ch07 : Ch08 :

Nikolai Bezroukov. Simplified Perl for Unix System Administrators

(version 0.86)


  1. History and Programming Environment Overview

    1.1 Short history of Perl

    1.2. The Place of Perl among other scripting languages; good and bad things about Perl

    1.3. Notes on Perl hype

    1.4. Perl Programming Environment

    1.5 Recommended Reading

  2. Perl Overview

    2.1. Hello World in Perl

    2.2. Overview of Perl Lexical Structure, Syntax and Operators

    2.3. Perl Variables  

    2.4. Basic Control Structures

    2.5. Typical errors and pitfalls

    2.6. Exercises

  3. Data Structures

    3.1. String operations

    3.2 Numeric values and arithmetic operators

    3.3. Operations on Arrays

    3.4. Operations on Hashes

    3.5. Typical errors

    3.6. Summary

    3.7. Exercises

  4. File handling
  5. Introduction to Regular Expressions

    5. 1 Introduction

    5.2. Overview of Perl regular expressions

    5.3. More complex Regular Expressions

    5.4. Non-greedy matching

    5.5. Split function

    5.6 Best practices

    5.7 HTML matching examples

    5.8. Summary

    5.9. Exercises

  6. Subroutines and Functions
  7. References



  8. Libraries and Modules
  9. Parsing, formatting and printing
  10. CGI

Part 2

  1. Style and debugging
  2. Advanced control structures
  3. Advanced array_lists_and_hashes
  4. Advanced file operations
  5. Advanced regex
  6. Co-routines
  7. References to subroutines
  8. OO
  9. Working with binary data
  10. DB

Part 3

  1. Processing of Unix logs
  2. Processing of Web logs



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