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Re: Resources to get help in Perl

by talexb (Canon)
on Jan 04, 2005 at 17:50 UTC ( #419323=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Resources to get help in Perl

    When you have a question such as "how to copy a file", what do you do to find a solutions ?

There's a Perl question and a meta-question being posed here. The question is about copying a file. The meta-question is how do you find out about stuff.

To assist the searcher, I'd suggest looking for information that answers these questions, in the following order:

  • Can Perl do that directly (e.g. grep, file exists test (-e))?
  • Is there a Perl module to do that (e.g. Net::Ping, CGI and of course File::Copy)?
  • Must we shell out and run a command (e.g. installation specific commands, launching applications that communicate by pipe, commands not yet wrapped by a Perl module available on CPAN)?

Alex / talexb / Toronto

"Groklaw is the open-source mentality applied to legal research" ~ Linus Torvalds

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