Introduction to Perl Programming

Prior programming experience is strongly encouraged. Since this course does not spend time introducing the fundamental lexicon of computer programming, those with no programming background whatsoever will have a relatively difficult time. Prior experience with C, C++, Java or any other language employing C-like syntax would be especially helpful.
3 Days/Lecture & Lab
This course is designed for UNIX users, programmers, and system administrators who write tools or shell scripts, generate reports, or manipulate text files.
Course Topics
Getting started, Scalar Data::Arrays, Control Structures, Debugging::The Hash (Associative Array)::Basic I/O::Filehandles and File Tests::Regular Expressions::Formats::Process Management::String Manipulation::Functions::File and Directory Manipulation::System Database Access::Advanced Perl Features and CGI (Optional Section)

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