Perl Wizardry From The Command-Line

Andy Lester

February 10th, 2004 at 7:00pm
IIT Rice Campus Room 103, Wheaton

Abstract

For quick and dirty data manipulation, Perl's capabilities are hard to beat. However, even seasoned Perl programmers may not be aware of the shortcuts, idioms, and hacks available from the Perl command line. In this talk, you'll learn about Perl's powerful set of command line options and how to perform amazing feats without ever opening an editor.

Speaker Bio

Andy Lester has been a professional programmer for eighteen years and a Perl evangelist for a decade. By day, he manages programmers for Follett Library Resources in McHenry, IL. By night, he spreads the gospel of automated testing and maintains over a dozen CPAN modules. Andy also writes for The Perl Journal, and three of his hacks have been published in "Spidering Hacks" by O'Reilly.

Getting to the meeting

The next UniForum Chicago PerlSIG meeting will be from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Tuesday February 10, 2004, at the Illinois Institute of Technology Rice Campus room 103.

        IIT Rice Campus
        Room 103 
        201 East Loop Road
        Wheaton, Illinois 60187-8489
Directions to IIT - Rice Campus in Wheaton
The 19-acre campus is located just northeast of the intersection of Naperville and Butterfield roads in south Wheaton's Danada development. The campus is three miles west of the Butterfield Road interchange of the North-South Tollway (I-355) and two miles north of the Naperville Road interchange of the East-West Tollway (I-88).

From the North or South: From I-355 (North-South Tollway), exit westbound at Rt.56/Butterfield Road and proceed west 3 1/2 miles on Butterfield Road to East Loop Road. Turn right onto East Loop Road (Grady's Restaurant and Phillip's 66 Gas Station on the corners); the campus will be on your right about a block north of Butterfield Road, behind Grady's and Cozymel's. Park in the Student parking lot behind the building. Room 103 is the first room inside the north enterance.

From the I-294 (Tri-State Tollway), take the I-88 (East-West Tollway) westbound and follow directions "From the East or West" below.

From the East or West: From I-88 (East-West Tollway), take the Naperville Road exit. At the traffic light, turn left onto Naperville Road and continue north for 1 miles to Rt. 56/Butterfield Road. Turn right onto Rt. 56/Butterfield Road and proceed 1/4 mile to the first traffic light (East Loop Road). Turn left on to East Loop Road, (Grady's Restaurant and Phillip's 66 Gas station on the corners); the campus will be on your right about a block north of Butterfield Road, behind Grady's and Cozymel's. Park in the Student parking lot behind the building. Room 103 is the first room inside the north enterance.

All UniForum Chicago general and SIG meetings are open to the public free of charge.

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