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Apr 14, 2011 - 1 minute read - Comments

April Meeting

Title: April Meeting
Location: Pythian
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Description: Perl talk from Yanick Champoux, one of the Pythian SysAdmins Perl Hackers.

One of Perls’ original raisons d’ętre was to be a sysadmin’s
best friend. Come and find out how to to leverage Perl for everyday
administrative tasks. We’ll cover

  • Perl’s command-line arguments
  • Well-known idioms for common situations
  • Perl as ‘sed’
  • Perl as ‘awk’
  • Perl as ‘find’
  • From one-liner to small script and back
  • Leveraging TAP as a system monitoring tool
  • Must-have modules
  • And much more.

Who should be attending?

The audience is expected to have some familiarity with Unix-like
environments, as well as a basic understanding of Perl’s syntax.

At the end of this presentation, you’ll be able to

  • laugh your way through the extraction the list of visitor IP addresses off an Apache logfile
  • effortlessly find rogue files in a huge, maze-like directory structure.
  • speedily encrypt/decrypt sensitive information off text files using the NCSA-grade rot-13 algorithm.
  • and generally learn a few other dirty tricks that will come in useful on a daily basis.

Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2011-04-21
End Time: 21:30