Using Perl for System Administration Tasks

Glenn Stafford
Sun Microsystems

Tuesday Jan 8th 2002 at 7:00pm
OCC 128d


This presentation will examine how to use Perl effectively for common System Administrative Tasks.

Very useful examples will be provided which could be utilized in most UNIX environments. This includes tasks involving data collection, data reporting, and system management. Sound examples will be provided on using invaluable features provided by Perl. A discussion will also be provided regarding pitfalls in using Perl.

Very detailed handouts will be provided to supplement the subject matter.

Speaker Bio

Glenn is a technical instructor for Sun Microsystems Educational Services. He currently teaches Solaris Fundamentals; along with teaching Solaris Standalone and Client-Server System Administration.

Glenn has over 12 years experience with UNIX System Administration; with a strong background with internal and external support. He is a sophisticated UNIX user in the areas of UNIX Shell Programming, UNIX Regular Expressions, and Systems Administration.

Glenn has spoken before on very useful topics in UNIX related topics (shell, perl, and awk programming, and UNIX Security) at UniForum Chicago meetings and at technical conferences such as Technetron in Boston (1992 & 1993) and MARUG in Myrtle Beach (1995 and 1996). Glenn had UNIX tutorials published in "Access To Wang". Glenn is also the presenter for UniForum's UNIX Boot Camp and UNIX Top Gun class.

In addition to his computer background, Glenn is a prominent Fastpitch Softball Umpire who has worked six national tournaments. Glenn's name is enshrined at the A.S.A Hall of Fame in recognition for working three or more national tournaments. His long term goal is to work the Pan American Games and the Olympics. He has also dedicated his time coaching at softball clinics.

Getting to the meeting

The next PerlSIG meeting of UniForum Chicago will be from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Tuesday, Jan 8th, 2002, at the College of DuPage, building OCC - room 128d.

        College of DuPage
        Building OCC, Rm 128d
        22nd and Lambert
        Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599
Take 355 to Butterfield Rd (Rt 56). Butterfield West to Lambert Rd. Lambert Rd North to 22nd St. West on 22nd St to Lot 9 or 10 entrance. South into lot 9 or 10. Park in lot 9 or 10 and walk to the OCC (Open Campus Center) building. The meeting room is 128d which is towards the west end of the building.

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

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