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Perl Reference Guide

This is going to be a collection of Perl notes based on Mendel Cooper's Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide because I've found the layout intuitive, easy to navigate, amazingly helpfull and I have not yet discovered a Perl equivalent. I doubt I'll have the time to produce anything to that caliber but, I'm hoping it will still be usefull (if only to me).

Table of Contents

Part 1. Introduction

1. What is Perl?
2. Sha-Bang

Part 2. Basics

3. Exit and Exit Status
4. Special Characters
5. Introduction to Variables
6. Quoting
7. Tests
8. Operations and Related Topics

Part 3. Beyond the Basics

9. Variables Revisted
10. Loops
11. Internal Commands and Builtins
12. External Programs and Commands
13. System and Administrative Commands
14. Command Substitution
15. Arithmetic Expansion
16. I/O Redirection


Part 4. Advanced Topics

17. Regular Expressions
18. Subroutines
19. Restricted Shells
20. Process Substitution
21. Functions
22. Aliases
23. List Constructs
24. Arrays
25. Files
26. Directories
27. Of Zeros and Nulls
28. Debugging
29. Options
30. Gotchas
31. Scripting With Style
32. Miscellany