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----- Forwarded message from Rick Moen -----

Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 15:02:31 -0700
From: Rick Moen
Subject: [svlug-announce] SVLUG Oct. 1 meeting: Perl Scripting Tips and

The Silicon Valley Linux Users Group (SVLUG) meets this Wednesday,


  Wednesday, October 1, 2008


    Perl Scripting Tips and Techniques

    Bill Ward

    If you find yourself performing rote tasks on a large number of
    files, consider writing a script to do your work for you. Whether
    you're updating a directory full of symbolic links, or making bulk
    edits to a group of text files, or any other tedious manual task,
    there is a myriad of opportunities on Linux for automation via
    scripting in languages such as Perl. In this talk, Bill will review
    some useful tips and basic Perl scripting techniques for automating
    tasks under Linux, revealing key aspects of the Perl language and
    features such as regular expressions, along the way. Learn how to
    identify and install Perl modules, including using your Debian or
    RPM packaging system to keep them up to date. No prior Perl
    knowledge is required.     

    Bill Ward has been programming in Perl since 1993 in the system
    administration and Web development fields. He has been teaching Perl
    since the late 1990s, first at De Anza College and later as his own
    company, Bay View Training (http://www.bayview.com/). He also works 
    at Oracle, as a software architect in the Infrastructure Systems 
    Development group. He was the founder of PenLUG in 2003. His company 
    is offering Perl training classes open to the public in October in 
    Sunnyvale, CA, and in November in Plano, TX, and he is available 
    for private Perl coaching or on-site training classes.


  Symantec  (formerly Veritas Software Corp.)
  VCAFE Facility
  350 Ellis Street  (near E. Middlefield Road)
  Mountain View, CA 94043

  Directions on how to get there are listed at:


  We've tried our very best for these directions to be accurate.
  If you have any improvements to make, please let SVLUG's volunteers know!


  If you just can't get enough, a smaller group usually goes to a local
  restaurant/diner after the meeting.  We'll announce the restaurant
  selection at the meeting.

We look forward to seeing you there!

----- End forwarded message -----

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