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Using foreach to Loop Through an Array in Perl
Perl foreach tutorial - Control structures in Perl, learn how to loop through an array with foreach.
Sample Perl Code to Check for Presence of File
Perl file exists tutorial - How to tell if a file exists in Perl using file test operators.
How to install Perl modules from CPAN
Installing Perl modules from CPAN - Learn how to install most Perl modules from CPAN in this tutorial.
Understanding Perl's Array Push Function
In this Perl tutorial, we'll teach you how to use the push() function to push a value or values onto the end of an array.
How to Read and Write to Files in Perl
In this Perl tutorial, learn how to open a filehandle, read and write to a simple text file. Page 2.
How to Use the String Length Function
Perl length function reference - learn how to use Perl's length() function in this quick tutorial.
A Beginner's Guide to Comparing Values in Perl
Perl comparison operators tutorial - Comparing values in Perl, how to compare values in your Perl scripts with comparison operators.
A Quick Guide to Using "join()" Functions in Perl
Perl join function reference - learn how to use Perl's join() function in this quick tutorial.
Learn to Use a For Loop in Perl
In this Perl tutorial, we'll teach you how to use a for loop. Page 2.
Check if Perl is Installed
In a hurry to get started? This step-by-step will get you to install Perl and run your first script in the time it takes to drink a cup of coffee!
Ruby on Rails for Beginners: Using the Each...
Ruby each method tutorial - Control structures in Ruby, learn how to loop through an array or hash with each.
How to Use Perl for Parsing Simple Tab...
Parsing Text Files - How to parse simple tab separated text files with Perl.
How to Reveal the Size of a File in Perl with...
Perl file size tutorial - How to get the size of a file in Perl using file test operators.
A Quick Guide to Using Perl for MYSQL Database...
A tutorial on using Perl to connect to a MySQL database. Page 3.
How to Create a Simple Perl CGI
Perl Hello World CGI - First CGI program, learn how to create a simple CGI script in Perl.
A Simple Guide to Writing Your First Perl...
Testing ActivePerl - First Perl program, learn how to test your Windows Perl installation. Page 2.
How to Tell if an Item Is a File or a Directory...
Perl file or directory tutorial - How to tell if something is a file or a directory in Perl using file test operators.
How to Read a Directory in Perl
Perl globbing tutorial - Reading a directory in perl, learn how to get a directory list.
Perl chr() & ord() functions - Quick Tutorial
Perl chr & ord function reference - learn how to use Perl's chr() & ord() functions in this quick tutorial.
How to Use the Array Grep Function
Perl grep function reference - learn how to use Perl's grep() function in this quick tutorial.
How to Create Multi-Line Strings in Perl
Perl here-doc tutorial - How to create multi-line strings in perl, learn how to use a here-doc.
How to Install Perl on Any Windows System...
Installing ActivePerl for Windows - Install Perl on a Windows system, learn how to install Perl for Windows.
Perl array exec() and system() function - Quick...
Perl exec function reference - learn how to use Perl's exec() and system() function in this quick tutorial.
Perl array reverse() function - Quick Tutorial
Perl's reverse() function is used to reverse the order of an array. The function returns a reversed array but does not reverse the array.
Perl string uc() function - Quick Tutorial
Perl uc function reference - learn how to use Perl's uc() function in this quick tutorial.
Perl string lc() function - Quick Tutorial
Perl lc function reference - learn how to use Perl's lc() function in this quick tutorial.
do while loop - Beginning Perl Tutorial,...
Perl do while loop tutorial - Control structures in Perl, learn how to use a do while loop.
Perl exists() function - Quick Tutorial
Perl exists function reference - learn how to use Perl's exists() function in this quick tutorial.
A Quick Guide to Using "CHOP()" and "CHOMP()"...
Perl chop and chomp function reference - learn how to use Perl's chop() and chomp() function in this quick tutorial.
Perl array splice() function - Quick Tutorial
Perl splice function reference - learn how to use Perl's splice() function in this quick tutorial.
Perl array unshift() function - Quick Tutorial
Perl unshift function reference - learn how to use Perl's unshift() function in this quick tutorial.
Perl String Manipulation
Perl is great at string manipulation. Here are a few things you can do with a Perl string.
Using 'Do Until Loop' Control Structures in Perl
Perl do until loop tutorial - Control structures in Perl, learn how to use a do until loop.
Perl array pop() function - Quick Tutorial
Perl pop function reference - learn how to use Perl's pop() function in this quick tutorial.
Understanding Lists Data Types in Perl
A tutorial on the second of three basic data types in Perl, the list.
until loop - Beginning Perl Tutorial, Control...
Perl until loop tutorial - Control structures in Perl, learn how to use an until loop.
A Quick Guide to Using "SHIFT" Functions in Perl
Perl shift function reference - learn how to use Perl's shift() function in this quick tutorial.
How to Use 'WHILE LOOP' for Control Structures...
Perl while loop tutorial - Control structures in Perl, learn how to use a while loop. Page 2.
Perl array split() function - Quick Tutorial
Perl split function reference - learn how to use Perl's split() function in this quick tutorial.
Perl Absolute Beginners Guide - Lesson One
Perl Absolute Beginners Guide - Take your first steps to learn Perl.
Intermediate Perl Tutorial - Monitoring...
Perl tutorial - How to write a quick service monitoring script in Perl.
What is Perl?
Find out more about Perl, Perl Programming, and where to get Perl Modules.
How to Locate the Current Host Time in Your...
In this Perl tutorial, we'll tell you how to get the correct time and date in your Perl scripts with localtime and gmtime. Page 3.
What is ActivePerl?
Find out about ActivePerl - a quick and easy perl distribution.
How to Draw Graphics and Images with 'GD::Simpl...
Perl Module GD::Simple - How to draw quick graphics and images with the GD::Simple Perl module.
Perl array substr() function - Quick Tutorial
Perl substr function reference - learn how to use Perl's substr() function in this quick tutorial.
Perl Module Crypt::GeneratePassword
Perl Module Crypt::GeneratePassword - How to generate a password in Perl that is simple and readable with the Crypt::GeneratePassword Perl module.
How to Use 'Keys()' Functions in Perl
Perl's keys() function is used to iterate (loop) through the the keys of a HASH. The keys are returned as a list (array).
Perl string index() function - Quick Tutorial
Perl index function reference - learn how to use Perl's index() function in this quick tutorial.
Perl Absolute Beginners Guide - Lesson Two
Perl Absolute Beginners Guide - Learn about Perl data types.
Beginning Perl Tutorial - Data Types: Scalars
A tutorial on the first of three basic data types in Perl, the scalar. Page 2.
Perl Module HTML::Template
Perl Module HTML::Template - How to separate HTML from your Perl logic with the HTML::Template Perl module.
How to Use 'CGI.pm' to Create Document Headers...
Working with CGI.pm In-Depth - How to create an HTML document header with CGI.pm
Comparing values in Perl
At some point in programming, you are going to want to make your program do different things depending on the status of a particular variable.
Larry Wall
Larry Wall is the creator of Perl.
Creating a simple service monitoring CGI script
Creating a simple server monitor in Perl to check the status of your internet services. How to quickly monitor the status of several servers and services. Page 3.
Log Rotation - How to rotate your server log...
Perl log rotation tutorial - Rotating web logs with Perl, how to rotate your web server log files with a simple Perl script.
Beginning Perl Tutorial - Data Types: Hashes
Perl beginners hash tutorial - Learn to use the hash, or associative array in Perl. Page 3.
Hash
Definition of the perl programming term 'hash'
Getting Started With Perl
A walk through some steps every Perl beginner should take.
Simple Matching With Regular Expressions
A gentle introduction to Perl's regular expressions. In this tutorial we look at simple string pattern matching and match expressions.
Working with CGI.pm In-Depth - Creating HTTP...
Working with CGI.pm In-Depth - How to create HTTP Headers, Content, Attachments and Redirect with CGI.pm. Page 3.
How to Create Simple Email Functions in Perl
How to create a quick and easy email function in Perl.
'Hello World' using CGI.pm
Perl Hello World CGI.pm - First CGI.pm program, learn how to create a simple CGI script in Perl using CGI.pm.
Beginning Perl Tutorial - Generate Readable...
Perl tutorial - How to generate a password in Perl that is simple and readable.
Working with CGI.pm In-Depth - Creating HTML...
Working with CGI.pm In-Depth - How to start and end HTML forms with CGI.pm
Perl delete() function - Quick Tutorial
Perl delete function reference - learn how to use Perl's delete() function in this quick tutorial.
Using Quote Word
Perl quote word tutorial - Quoting a list of words in perl, learn how to use the quote word function.
Perl string ucfirst() function - Quick Tutorial
Perl ucfirst function reference - learn how to use Perl's ucfirst() function in this quick tutorial.
What is Python?
Find out more about Python and Python programming.
Working with CGI.pm In-Depth
Working with CGI.pm In-Depth - How to set a cookie
Perl values() function - Quick Tutorial
Perl values function reference - learn how to use Perl's values() function in this quick tutorial.
Perl array map() function - Quick Tutorial
Perl map function reference - learn how to use Perl's map() function in this quick tutorial.
Perl each() function - Quick Tutorial
Perl each function reference - learn how to use Perl's each() function in this quick tutorial.
Interpreted Language
Definition of the programming term 'interpreted language'
What is web.py?
Find out more about web.py, a new Python web framework and library built to assist in the creation of web applications.
Conditionals - How to make decisions in Perl
Perl conditionals tutorial - Conditionals in Perl, how to make decisions and branch code in your Perl scripts with conditionals.
Strongly Typed
Definition of the programming term 'strongly typed'
Loosely Typed
Definition of the programming term 'loosely typed'
Perl Module MP3::Tag
Perl Module MP3::Tag - How to edit MP3 meta tags in Perl with the MP3::Tag Perl module.
Regular Expressions
Perl is great for regular expressions. But what are they?
Perl Module WWW::Myspace
Perl Module WWW::Myspace - How to hack and automate MySpace with the WWW::Myspace Perl module.
Concatenation
Definition of the programming term 'concatenation'
How to read character information from the...
Perl Module Games::WoW::Armory - How to read character information from the World of Warcraft servers.
CPAN
Defines what Perl CPAN is - a repository of perl modules you can use in your code free of charge.
Assignment Operator
Definition of the perl programming term 'assignment operator'
Perl string lcfirst() function - Quick Tutorial
Perl lcfirst function reference - learn how to use Perl's lcfirst() function in this quick tutorial.
Adding Object-Relational Mapping to your Perl...
A tutorial on using Rose::DB and Rose::DB::Object to add Object-Relational Mapping to your Perl application.
Chop()
An explanation of Perl's chop() function
Top Perl CGI Resources
Find out the best places for free and pay Perl scripts on the web.
Wicked Cool Perl Scripts by Steve Oualline
Wicked Cool Perl Scripts by Steve Oualline
Perl Module Yahoo::Search
Perl Module Yahoo::Search - How to tie into Yahoo's search engine with the Yahoo::Search Perl module.
Perl Module Net::OSCAR
Perl Module Net::OSCAR - How to create an AIM or ICQ Bot in Perl with the Net::OSCAR Perl module.
Scalar
Definition of the perl programming term 'scalar'
Data Types
Definition of the programming term 'data types'
A short introduction to methods in Ruby -...
A short introduction to methods in Ruby, and how they are used
Learning Perl by Randal L. Schwartz
Learning Perl by Randal L. Schwartz
List
Definition of the perl programming term 'list'
Stateless Protocol
Definition of the programming term 'stateless protocol'
A short introduction to variables in Ruby -...
A short introduction to variables in Ruby, and how they are assigned

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