Wicked Cool Perl Scripts: Useful Perl Scripts that Solve Difficult Problems

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No Starch Press, 2006 - Computers - 312 pages

Most Perl programmers have been frustrated at one time or another because the system just wouldn't do what they wanted it to do. There was that one simple and obvious utility that was missing that would make life so much easier: A tool to get a stock quote, show off a photograph collection, or even display a collection of favorite comics. Wicked Cool Perl Scripts is about writing those utilities quickly and easily. A collection of handy utilities that solves difficult problems, Wicked Cool Perl Scripts is a great resource for the savvy Perl programmer.

 

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The "P" in Perl stands for "Practical"-perhaps one reason why this scripting language keeps on chugging (see Computer Media,LJ 11/1/05). For intermediate users,Wicked Cool Perl Scripts exemplifies the ... Read full review

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Contents

GENERALPURPOSE UTILITIES
1
The Code
2
The Results
3
Running the Script
5
Hacking the Script
7
3 Checking for Changed Files
8
Running the Script
10
Hacking the Script
12
Hacking the Script
110
Running the Script
112
Hacking the Script
113
Running the Script
115
Hacking the Script
116
PICTURE UTILITIES
117
Running the Script
119
Hacking the Script
120

Running the Script
14
Hacking the Script
16
Running the Script
18
Hacking the Script
19
WEBSITE MANAGEMENT
21
The Code
22
Running the Script
25
How It Works
26
Hacking the Script
30
7 Orphan File Checker
31
Running the Script
32
How It Works
33
Hacking the Script
34
Running the Script
36
How It Works
37
Hacking the Script
38
Running the Script
41
How It Works
42
Hacking the Script
43
CGI DEBUGGING
45
The Code
46
Hacking the Script
47
Running the Script
48
How It Works
49
Hacking the Script
50
Using the Function
51
How It Works
52
13 Debugging a CGI Program Interactively
53
The Results
54
Hacking the Script
55
CGI PROGRAMS
57
Running the Script
58
How It Works
59
Hacking the Script
60
Running the Script
61
Hacking the Script
63
Running the Script
65
The Results
66
Hacking the Script
69
Running the Script
72
How It Works
73
Hacking the Script
75
INTERNET DATA MINING
77
18 Getting Stock Quotes
78
Running the Script
79
Hacking the Script
80
The Code
81
Running the Script
84
The Results
85
How It Works
86
Hacking the Script
90
UNIX SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION
91
The Code
92
The Results
93
Hacking the Script
94
Running the Script
95
The Results
96
Hacking the Script
97
Running the Script
98
Hacking the Script
99
Running the Script
100
Hacking the Script
101
Running the Script
103
The Results
104
Hacking the Script
107
Running the Script
108
How It Works
109
Running the Script
122
Hacking the Script
123
Running the Script
128
The Results
129
Hacking the Script
134
The Code
135
Running the Script
141
The Results
144
How It Works
146
Hacking the Script
150
GAMES AND LEARNING TOOLS
151
32 Guessing Game
152
Running the Script
153
The Code
154
Running the Script
155
How It Works
156
Hacking the Script
158
Running the Script
162
The Results
165
How It Works
166
Hacking the Script
169
35 Teaching a Toddler
170
Running the Script
176
The Results
177
How It Works
178
Hacking the Script
181
DEVELOPMENT TOOLS
183
The Code
184
The Results
185
The Code
186
Running the Script
187
Hacking the Script
189
The Code
190
Running the Script
191
Hacking the Script
192
The Code
193
Running the Script
194
Hacking the Script
195
MAPPING
197
40 Getting the Map
198
Using the Module
206
The Results
207
Downloading Map Tiles
208
Getting the Data
209
Moving the Map
210
Hacking the Script
211
Running the Script
224
How It Works
226
Hacking the Script
228
42 The Location Finder
229
Running the Script
238
Hacking the Script
241
REGULAR EXPRESSION GRAPHER
243
44 Regular Expression Parser
244
Executing the Module
246
How It Works
247
45 Laying Out the Graph
248
Running the Script
263
How It Works
264
Hacking the Script
268
Running the Script
285
Hacking the Script
286
Running the Script
294
How It Works
298
Hacking the Script
303
INDEX
305
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Steve Oualline has been a programmer for 35 years. He is the author of many best-selling computer books, including Practical C Programming (O'Reilly), Practical C++ Programming (O'Reilly), and How Not to Program in C++ (No Starch Press).

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