September 17, 2008
Condensing Perl Scripts In Linux and Unix
Today, we're going to go back a bit (we'll be putting out the final script from our number pool series this Wednesday) and take a look at a subject we've visited before in posts on making our Thesaurus script better and improving our webserver access log parser. Today, we present a fairly simple Perl script that will parse any file consisting of rows of numbers and print out matches meeting certain criteria. This is a fairly banal concept (and most probably well-overdone ;), so the spin we're going to put on it for this 2-parter is to present the Perl script (Suitable for running on any Unix or Linux distro) we've written to do this, first, in its completely "lame" format.