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

Date: Thursday, June 7, 2007, 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 writing and maintaining scripts for various UNIX tasks considerably easier than using one of the many shell languages. For example, PERL is very useful for retrieving output from files of completed jobs for use in reports, input to subsequent jobs, and so forth. PERL scripts are often very portable, since PERL is supported on virtually all computer platforms. PERL scripts can be extremely simple or complicated and powerful.

Prerequisites: Basic computer programming concepts