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Re: Real Life Perl Exercises

by Marza (Vicar)
on May 27, 2006 at 21:39 UTC ( #552057=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Real Life Perl Exercises

"Real life" depends on what you do. You could try and code a database but unless you put it to use, you really won't get the full experience. Unless of course you right perfect code. ;)

Try to automate something in your job. Try to make something easier to manage. For example, we have a sendmail server. The company makes use of mail lists and files. Rather then hand edit 300 files, I wrote a routine that would offer a menu and edit files as needed.

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[Corion]: Ah, it's only "quota exceeded", not "filesystem full", so it's "merely" an administrative act to up the FS quota resp. inode quota
[Corion]: I've been on databases where I couldn't drop a table or delete rows because the DB was full. Not so much fun...
[marto]: meh, the admins are lazy, I just piped null to some old large log files, problem solved
[Corion]: marto: Heh ;) You're just further enabling their lazyness :-D

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