Perl – Yes, Perl! – ‘Tricks for System Administrators’ via @opensourceway #SysAdminDay
Red Hat-supported opensource.com have a quick collection of small snippets of Perl code that might be useful for system administators – aka sysadmins, you know who you are! Their examples include:
Renaming a bunch of files
Creating a Linux user account
Change copyright text in every Perl source file in a directory tree
Did you know that Perl is a great programming language for system administrators? Perl is platform-independent so you can do things on different operating systems without rewriting your scripts. Scripting in Perl is quick and easy, and its portability makes your scripts amazingly useful. Here are a few examples, just to get your creative juices flowing!