Date: June 6, 2000
Perl (Practical Extraction Report Language) is a programming language that combines the best features of sed, awk, and C programs, with the convenience of shell scripts. Some of Perl's uses include:
The attached Perl programs illustrate some of these capabilities.
The first, mk-index.pl, builds the AIX Tip Archive web page at
http://www.aiche-norcal.org/AIXtip. It builds the index page
by extracting descriptive information from each AIX Tip file
in the directory, sorts the tips by category, builds the HTML file
with hyperlinks, and appends a red "New" label if the tip file is
newer than 8 days.
Perl is standard in AIX 4.3.3, and can be obtained for prior releases from http://www-frec.bull.com/cgi-bin/list_dir.cgi/download/out/.