Tutorial Details: Introduction to PERL: Scripting for UNIX Made Simple and Portable
|Date:||Friday, June 10, 2005, 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm|
|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, for 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.