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Perl For Windows System Administrationby ellem (Hermit)
|on Mar 12, 2003 at 18:54 UTC||Need Help??|
I am aware of several books on Perl for System Administration (and even one about Windows SA)ORA, New Riders.
I don't _need_ to use Perl everyday, although I like using it when I do. I like when I finally get it to "work as expected." I know I could be doing more with Perl.
So in my SA travels (currently in a W2K/Exchange shop) I use a few "canned" Perl scripts I wrote a while ago. As things come up I use Perl to solve them. Usually text maniplulation, moving things, reading things. Yet I want to do more.
I wonder what other SAs do with Perl. I run into two camps:
1 -- Scripting? You mean login script?
2 -- Use it for anything you do everyday.
With the first group I get the opportunity to introduce Perl and that gets me "in the groove". (Oddly I write better code for others than I do for myself...) With the second group I generally walk away shaking my head trying to think of something to do.
What's fun to do with Perl on W2K? What do you do as an SA with Perl that you can't imagine doing another way?
There's more than one way to do it, but only some of them actually work.