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Re: bash vs perl

by davidrw (Prior)
on Jan 11, 2008 at 15:02 UTC ( #661891=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to bash vs perl

In general, just use the "right tool" for the job .. where that depends on the specific task and your knowledge/speed/ability in each, and relevant to that task..

BUT, that doesn't mean one or the other -- use the power of both at the same time!! the perl -x (see perlrun) makes this possible (sort of a trivial example, but hopefully shows the potential):
#!/bin/bash logrotate ..... # rotate out /data/file.txt perl -x $0 $@ > /data/file.txt 2>&1 mail -s "file.txt" me@example.com < /data/file.txt echo "Job done. Errors:" grep ERROR /data/file.txt exit ####### #!/usr/bin/perl # do whatever perl-friendly tasks -- process some files, do calculatio +ns, call CPAN modules for heavy lifting, whatever.

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