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Perl Tutorials

Basic Perl tutorials and advice on learning Perl from the ground up starting with the fundamentals.
  1. Perl Glossary (8)

Perl String Manipulation
Perl is great at string manipulation. Here are a few things you can do with a Perl string.

Comparing values in Perl
How to test two values in Perl to check if they are equal and then get your program to do something different in each case.

Conditionals - How to make decisions in Perl
How to make decisions and branch code in your Perl scripts with conditionals.

Intermediate Perl Tutorial - Monitoring Services on your Server
How to write a quick service monitoring script in Perl.

How to rotate your server log files with Perl
Tutorial on rotating web logs with Perl - how to rotate your web server log files with a simple Perl script.

Beginning Perl Tutorial - Installing and Using MySQL
A tutorial on using Perl to connect to a MySQL database.

How to use quote word in Perl
Tutorial on quoting a list of words in perl - learn how to use the quote word function.

Perl Hello World CGI
Write your first CGI program by learning how to create a simple CGI script in Perl.

Data Types - Scalars
A beginners tutorial on the first of three basic data types in Perl, the scalar (variable).

Data Types - Lists
A beginners tutorial on the second of three basic data types in Perl, the list (array).

Data Types - Hashes
A beginners tutorial on the third of three basic data types in Perl, the hash (associative array).

How to create multi-line strings in Perl
Tutorial on the Perl here-doc - learn how to use multi-line strings in Perl with a here-doc.

How to tell the current time in Perl
Tutorial on Perl localtime - learn how to tell time in Perl, and how to get the correct time and date in your Perl scripts with localtime and gmtime.

How to compare values in Perl
Tutorial on Perl comparison operators - learn how to compare values in your Perl scripts with comparison operators.

How to generate a readable password in Perl
Tutorial on Perl password generation - learn how to generate a password in Perl that is simple and readable.

Control Structures - Foreach Loop
Learn how to use the Perl foreach loop in this control structure tutorial.

Control Structures - For Loop
Learn how to use the Perl for loop in this control structure tutorial.

Control Structures - While Loop
Learn how to use the Perl while loop in this control structure tutorial.

Control Structures - Do .. While Loop
Learn how to use the Perl do .. while loop in this control structure tutorial.

Control Structures - Until Loop
Learn how to use the Perl until loop in this control structure tutorial.

Control Structures - Do .. Until Loop
Learn how to use the Perl do .. until loop in this control structure tutorial.

learn.perl.org: Beginning Perl
A full PDF book on Beginning Perl from Simon Cozends and learn.perl.org.

perl.com: Beginner's Introduction to Perl
An introduction to Perl from the source of the language itself.

Picking Up Perl - Subroutines
An excerpt on subroutines (functions) from the online book 'Picking Up Perl'.

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