Without a doubt, the first book on your road to enlightenment is 'Learning Perl' by Scwartz and Christiansen (O'Reilly). As a perl novice I've found it to be inspirational and practical. The next book I bought was the 'Perl Cookbook' by Christiansen adn Torkington (O'Reilly), which contains many many useful programs. Have fun and be wise !
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