"A great reference for when you want to do something with Perl without spending an hour or two trying to figure out how."
—Sandra Henry-Stocker, IT World (Read More)
"By reading this book and trying the recipes, you’ll master shortly all the command-line options that can turn the Perl interpreter into a sed-awk-grep-toolboox-on-steroids."
—Alexis Sukrieh, creator of Perl Dancer (Read More)
"Having the book to hand will allow you to call on Perl's full power in an instant when the need arises."
—Nikos Vaggalis, I Programmer (Read More)
"This is a tinkerer's dream. What's more, its a book that you can grab at any old time and play with for the fun of it, and yes, this book is fun."
—Michael Larsen, TESTHEAD (Read More)
“One of the slogans used by Perl is ‘Easy things should be easy and hard things should be possible.’ This book illustrates just how easy things can be—and how much can be done with so little code.”
—David Precious, contributor to the Perl Dancer project and various CPAN modules
“By reading this book you can make a step toward becoming the local computer wizard, even without learning how to program.”
—Gabor Szabo, founder and editor of the Perl Weekly newsletter
“A set of exercises for deepening your understanding of Perl.”
—John D. Cook, Singular Value Consulting
“The author is enthusiastic about the material and uses an easy writing style. Highly recommended.”
—Thrig (Jeremy Mates), Internet plumber
“These one-liners are great. Simple. Clear. Concise.”
—Jonathan Scott Duff, Perl guru
“A quick read full of useful command-line Perl programs.”
—Chris Fedde, systems engineer and Perl enthusiast
“Handy for anyone who does a lot of one-off text processing: system administrators, coders, or anyone with large amounts of data they need shifted, filtered, or interpreted.”
—Jim Davis, Perl developer