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By Tim Maher

No-nonsense and sensible, but with wit and grace. A pleasure to read.""
-Dan Sanderson, software program Developer,

""Shows type, not only facts-valuable.""
-Brian Downs, former education Director, Lucent applied sciences

""Brilliant, by no means tedious-highly recommended!""
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""You may have selected no greater primer than this book.""
-Damian Conway, from the Foreword

Perl is a posh language that may be tricky to grasp. Perl advocates boast that ""There's a couple of strategy to Do It,"" yet do you actually need to benefit numerous methods of claiming a similar factor to a working laptop or computer?

To make Perl extra available, Dr. Tim Maher has through the years designed and taught a necessary subset of the language that's smaller, but useful and strong. With this attractive publication now you can take advantage of ""Minimal Perl,"" whether all you recognize approximately Unix is grep.

you are going to how one can write easy Perl commands-many simply one-liners-that cross some distance past the constraints of Unix utilities, and people of Linux, MacOS/X, and so forth. and you can gather the extra complicated Perl abilities utilized in scripts via capitalizing in your wisdom of comparable Shell assets. Sprinkled all through are many Unix-specific Perl suggestions.

This ebook is principally appropriate for method directors, site owners, and software program developers.

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