in reply to USe Shell comands in perl
You can use qx (ie. `backticks`), system, open, or exec, depending on what you want to accomplish. Those links will get you started, and we'll be glad to help if you ask a more specific question.
Read a book on Perl
Written a book on Perl
Contributed to the Perl source code
Debugged someone else's script
Played Perl Golf
Used regular expressions to save the day
Used Perl for a certain amount of time (please specify)
Invested a certain amount of man-hours in learning Perl (please estimate)
Visited at least x Perl related events
(Co)maintain at least x active (up-river) CPAN modules
Forgotten you were not Larry Wall
One can never truly know Perl
Results (355 votes). Check out past polls.