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How can I convert my shell script to perl?

by faq_monk (Initiate)
on Oct 08, 1999 at 00:29 UTC ( #735=perlfaq nodetype: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Current Perl documentation can be found at perldoc.perl.org.

Here is our local, out-dated (pre-5.6) version:

Learn Perl and rewrite it. Seriously, there's no simple converter. Things that are awkward to do in the shell are easy to do in Perl, and this very awkwardness is what would make a shell->perl converter nigh-on impossible to write. By rewriting it, you'll think about what you're really trying to do, and hopefully will escape the shell's pipeline datastream paradigm, which while convenient for some matters, causes many inefficiencies.

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[Discipulus]: i'm just talking about what is appropriate to have here at PM, and I have no a solution but just some thougths
[1nickt]: But I removed it when I travelled to somewhere more, er ... red. Why? Because I thought how stupid I would feel ...
[karlgoethebier]: 1nickt: I fear not. Perhaps enough for Europe...
[1nickt]: ... if I involved my wife (or myself) in an altercation over a slogan.
[1nickt]: I will not convince anyone who disagrees with me, with a sticker. And I don;t need to advertise my thoughts, really.
[Discipulus]: ++1nickt but what about: "out immigrants! just redskins!"
[1nickt]: I know what I believe and whether I have integrity. My actions will speak more.
[karlgoethebier]: choroba Nothing unclever in my sig. And remember: Beeing too clever is a bad mistake ;-)
[1nickt]: This is not to suggest that Karl should remove his slogan. Just thoughts of mine... Trust me I believe I am very much more radical than most, and if I had a slogan for every gross injustice in my sig, there would be no more bytes!
Discipulus redskins .. well native american..

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