in reply to Unix shell versus Perl
Portable anything is difficult, the question is how difficult.
If you give me the option of porting a shell script and a Perl script to a win32 environment, I'll take Perl. It's still not a fun job, but at least it isn't a painful job.
1. Keep it simple
2. Just remember to pull out 3 in the morning
3. A good puzzle will wake me up
Many. I like to torture myself
0. Socks just get in the way
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