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Tutorial Details: Introduction to PERL: Scripting for UNIX Made Simple and Portable

Date: Friday, June 18, 2004, 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Location: 402 Walter
Instructor(s): Assistant Professor Yuk Y Sham PhD, Center for Drug Design

PERL is a scripting language that can make the task of writing and maintaining scripts for various UNIX tasks considerably easier than trying to use one of the many shell languages. PERL is very useful, for example, in retrieving output from files of completed jobs for use in reports, input to subsequent jobs, and so forth. Since PERL is supported on virtually all computer platforms, PERL scripts are often very portable. PERL scripts can be extremely simple or complicated and powerful.

Prerequisites: Basic Unix Skills