On Tue, 10 Feb 2004 15:44:16 +0000 Jonathon McKitrick <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > Now that I have a desktop workstation and network, I'm trying to learn the > true admin side of BSD, such as the periodic tasks, and how to automate > things. I see perl all over the system, and I know it's powerful and easy > to use. What might help me decide which tool would be best for the scripts > I want to write? Your own experience ;) sh is more portable, you will find it on almost every *nix; you will have to learn about it to understand various scripts from the base system like (/usr/local)etc/rc.d/*; make(1) has a very similar syntax. perl on the other hand is more powerful and you have a lot of modules (CPAN). You will end up knowing both, probably. -- IOnut Unregistered ;) FreeBSD user _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"