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Tutorial Details: Introduction to Perl

Date: Thursday, January 29, 2009, 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Location: 575 Walter
Instructor(s): Benjamin J Lynch, MSI

Perl is a scripting language that can make 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. This hands-on tutorial will introduce everyone to the basic syntax, some powerful capabilities, and some tools to keep your code manageable and readable by others.

Prerequisites: Basic UNIX knowledge is helpful