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You can do pretty large systems in Bash, but Perl is much more powerful, saner, safer, and lighter than any shell language once you've learnt how to use it. I will continue to recommend you stick to Bash or maybe Zsh (somewhat more on the sane side than Bash) until you learn Perl enough to not shell out for every small task.

In reply to Re^3: Running 2 scripts at once by Anonymous Monk
in thread Running 2 scripts at once by Dipseydoodle

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