In addition to the suggestions by moonie
, you might
consider getting a copy of Perl Cookbook
through it and try playing with the examples given.
I'm sure you'll find lots of examples on topics that you
are interested in. All examples are given in a
Problem/Solution/Discussion format, are relatively short
and will likely address most of the basic problems you
will encounter as you begin programming Perl.
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