Perl for System Administration

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Perl has been called the system administrator's best friend for its ability to make common tasks easy, and also the duct tape of the Internet. With all the extra modules on CPAN, Perl makes it even easier to be a system administrator today.

We are proud to announce our new Perl training course: Perl for System Administration. It's still in Beta at the moment, but we're releasing the full text of the course manuals for download and personal use.

The full course description can be found at and the notes downloaded from the link near the top of the page.

The manual includes over 100 pages of code and discussion covering shell commands and system interaction; Perl's command-line options; working with files (copying, moving, renaming, deleting, locking and permissions), directories (creating, reading and deleting) and mail (sending and filtering); security implications; log file processing and filtering; interacting with IRC, instant messenger programs, speech engines, web pages and LDAP.

Feedback regarding the training manual is encouraged, and can be sent to Further if you have suggestions for further modules and areas you'd like the course to cover, please let us know.

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