Perl 5 is my favorite programming language, mostly due to it’s regex integration. One liners are ‘throw away’ command line driven programs that get things done 🙂 Great for data wrangling, quick file manipulation and sys admin shenanigans! Here is some background info relating to perl:
- Created in 1987 by Larry Wall.
- Perl isn’t short form for anything but was later coined the Practical Extraction & Reporting Language.
- It’s moto is ‘There is more then one way to do it’.
Learning one liners will differ from traditional Perl 5 training courses in the sense we will be skipping lots of concepts. This is due to them not being necessary for me to show you how to get things done 🙂 We will NOT be covering the following:
- Variable Scope
That’s it for now, we will be learning some perl basics in the next lesson 🙂
NOTE: This link will contain all the lessons related to One-Liners 🙂
BONUS: For more, read this article, it illustrates the awesome bits of perl 🙂