Perl Programming Tutorials

PERL Programming Tutorials And Articles
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Ceil in Perl Cieling is basically outputing the next largest integer for an given real number. ceiling(x) is the smallest integer not less than x Ways to do it in Perl, a) using our own logic my $num = 45.4; my $ceil = int($num + 0.99);
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Hi, Perl has been very famous for providing with very small but very useful programs, especially for the web. Hit Counters are one of such domains. Here is a small perl code to implement a basic hit counter in a web page #!/usr/bin/perl -wT print "Content-type:text/html\n\n"; $log =...
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Well this has been out for quite sometime now, so i thought to share with all out here. Heres a PERL script demonstrating how to retrieve the data from the Google Suggest Drop Down Autocomplete and use it as you please! This was developed by John Bokma , but worked in command line only. So i have...
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Different Operating Systems use different characters as their path separator when specifying directory and file paths: foo/bar/baz # *nix uses a / foo\bar\baz # Win32 uses a \ foo:bar:baz # Mac OS 9 uses a : foo/bar/baz # Mac OS X uses a / (usually!) In Perl you can generally...
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How to direct a browser to display a different HTML page This is actually very simple to do in a CGI script. Instead of the usual header Content-type: text/html #make your script print this Location: URL to display #Don't forget the blank line afterwards. -or- print...
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As the world is fast becoming aware of the benifits of XML, perl developers would also want to use XML in their CGI-Perl scripts. XML parsing seems to be one hell of a job when you look at the XML::Parser module, but XML::Simple comes to the rescue with the ease of use it brings. Installing...
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I was wondering whether its possible to write a program which acts like a proxy server in Perl, so what I figured out was anything is possible with Perl. Below is the code, try it, its wonderful. I used threads to manage multiple requests, so the program can handle multiple requests...
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Many times we need to check whether a number is negative or not, here is a very simple subroutine to do that. sub isNegative { my($checkValue) = @_; if(abs($checkValue) != $checkValue) { # the value is negative return 1; }
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At some point while writing a CGI script in Perl, many newbies have needed to print all the environment varibles in Perl, sometimes for debugging or for the sake of curiosity. Well, here is the code to print all the CGI environment variables. #!/usr/bin/perl print "Content-type:...
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Getting a recursive listing of all the specified directories within a specified path using FTP. We sometimes requires to calculate the number of directories or the number of files, and sometimes even the total size of files inside the specified directory. The following code is written to get the...
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When your script writes to a new file, you probably want it to create a new and unique name for the new file, one that doesn't conflict with any existing files, which would be overwritten. One way to create a new file name that's unique is to incorporate the process id and the time into the name....
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There are many ways to send email from a Perl script, one the all time popular being using sendmail. But, there are other ways of sending emails, one of which is using the module Net::SMTP.All you have to do is to include the Net::SMTP module in your script and try using the example below. ...
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Introduction Perl is renowned for being a language where you can express complicated commands in a very small amount of space. We'll start with the simplest of programs, which simply reads in characters from the keyboard and repeats them back to the console. In Perl you might write this...
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List of common file extensions and their corresponding MIME types in a hash, which can be quite use at times. %mime_types = {'.ai','application/postscript', '.aif','audio/x-aiff', '.aifc','audio/x-aiff', '.aiff','audio/x-aiff', '.asc','text/plain', '.au','audio/basic', ...
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How often have you wanted to find out the current user's name or system group within a shell script? Or wanted to get the current process ID? Well, if you're using Perl, it's nowhere near as difficult as you might think. That's because Perl comes with a library of functions designed...
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This is a password generator script that I have written. Any feedback, critique or suggestions would be much appreciated. #!/usr/bin/perl ## *************************************************************************** # # genpass v1.0 (06.2007) Password Generation Program # ...
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Introduction IRC is a very easy protocol to communicate with once you get the basics. I'll be showing how to create a 'bot' (=robot) in the well-known scripting language Perl. All the commands sent to the server can also be ported to any other programming or scripting language. I will not go...
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Working with dates is a very common feature of any application, be it a web app or a desktop one. Some people consider Perl to be a language where working with dates is hard, but basically it's quite easy if you know how to. Datetime is a common term while refering to date and time together. ...
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Introduction We all write programs to run on the terminal to do jobs that take time, like processing logs, sending out newsletter, etc. To know the progress of our task we print some messages to know our program is running well and doing its job. But wouldn't it be nice if we could add a...
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Introcution Amazon's S3 is a really amazing service, where you can store unlimited amount of data at a very cheap rate, and the service being really reliable at the same time. Signing up for the service is really easy, you are charged a very low rate only for what you use, you can read more about...
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