Re: Perl

Ray Doeksen (rdoeksen@design.chi.il.us)
Mon, 3 Apr 1995 09:29:49 -0500


Date: Mon, 3 Apr 1995 09:29:49 -0500
Message-Id: <v02110101aba561b7838d@[198.80.71.125]>
To: justin@meditech.co.uk
From: rdoeksen@design.chi.il.us (Ray Doeksen)
Subject: Re: Perl
Cc: Multiple recipients of list <www-html@www10.w3.org>

I'm just finishing a site that uses a small Perl script that works on Web
pages but DOES NOT use the gateway interface. I have it running on chron,
the timeclock for my UNIX host. Situation: data is automaticaly uploaded
from a mainsframe to the site in question via a PC on the company's LAN.
The data drops into a semi-hidden directory, and a few minutes later the
script awakens, checks the creation/modification dates of the files, and if
they fit, it goes to work. About 4-8 seconds later, the relatively large
datafile is transformed into 65 hypertext files. That happens every day.
Fun to watch.

At 4:08 AM 4/3/95, Justin Drew wrote:
>I want to write scripts to take in information from people browsing, I think
>i need to learn Perl. Is this true, and are there any good books out there
>that anyone recommends.
>
>Thanks in advance.
>
>Justin
>-----------------------------------------------
>Justin Drew             MediTech Media
>postmaster              voice: +44 171 240 8452
>
>

Ray Doeksen
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