Introduction to Perl Scripting Training

Course #:WA1756

Introduction to Perl Scripting Training

This course presents the most-widely used capabilities of PERL.  The course material includes more than 130 complete programs, including input and output, illustrating the use of PERL.

What you will Learn

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Use PERL to perform data processing tasks, file and directory management, and some system administration tasks.


Working knowledge of UNIX, and ability to create and modify a small file.


Programmers, technical managers, and system and network administrators.


3 days

Outline of Introduction to Perl Scripting Training

1. Scalar Literals and Variables

  • string
  • Numeric
  • Common operations

2. Array Literals and Variables

  • List arrays
  • Associative arrays
  • Common operations

3. Control Structures and Related Operators

  • If
  • Unless
  • While
  • Until
  • For
  • Foreach
  • Last
  • Next
  • Redo
  • Labeled Blocks

4. Expression Modifiers

  • If
  • Unless
  • While
  • Until

5. Print and Printf

  • Print formats

6. File Operations

  • Opening
  • Reading/Writing
  • Closing
  • Stat  and Lstat
  • File Tests
  • Reading Files Specified As Command Line Arguments

7. Directory Operations

  • Opening
  • Reading
  • Closing
  • Globbing
  • Hard and soft links

8. Functions

  • Defining and calling subroutines
  • Use of local variables

9. Regular Expressions

  • Matching
  • Substitute
  • Split
  • Join

10. UNIX-Related Operations

  • Time-related operations
  • The system() operator
  • Working with the environment
  • Use of backquotes,
  • File handles for processes
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