Disclaimer, Copyright, and License
I am not an expert, in Perl or anything else for that matter. I make no claim that anything demonstrated here is the correct, proper, or right way to do it, or anything else. No warranty is implied, no support is offered, and no copyright is retained for the actual Perl Code. If you're silly enough to use this code then it's entirely at your own risk. I am totally irresponsible, err... I mean, not responsible...
I learn best by example and, when trying to learn a new programming language, I usually build up sets of example files that demonstrate the various tasks I need to do. I start with the basics, and work my way up from there. The Perl files I'm posting here are the result of this. As such, please be aware that they encompase all that I know about Perl, from very basic baby steps, and miss-steps, up to creating modules. These posts are not intended to be an online course in Perl programming. The intent is to create a collection of examples that someone can use to quickly accomplish a task in Perl. So, if you know how to program but don't know Perl, find an example file that does what you need and see how the syntax looks. You should be able to figure it out from there. If you can't, well, take a course - don't ask me. There are lots of Perl tutorial sites on the web, this isn't one of them.