LPM: RE: Perl one-liners
ken.rietz at asbury.edu
Mon Dec 6 17:20:45 CST 1999
> Hi, fellow Mongers. I'm in need of some small assistance.
> I opened my big mouth, and suggested that it would be nice if
> there was
> a place on CPAN where one could find Perl one-liners (not just JAPHs,
> but actual useful stuff) and explanations thereof. Well, to
> make a long
> story short, as often happens in the Perl community, a suggestion like
> that was swiftly converted in to volunteering, and I'm the new
> proprieter of the official Perl One-liner Repository.
> I was hoping that the Lexington Perl Mongers might be able to
> something to this effort in some small ways.
> 1) Clever Acronym: Yes, everything in Perl needs a clever acronym. I
> thought of POLAR (Perl One Liner ARchive), or CPOLE
> (Comprehensive Perl
> One Liner ... um ... not sure what the E stands for).
Another candidate: POLECAT (Perl One-Liner Eclectic CATalog)
> 2) Collecting good examples, and documenting them. Yes, I know, you
> probably have about as much free time as I do. What I am
> looking for is
> one-liners that are edifying and genuinely useful. Like "perl
> -MCPAN -e
> shell" and "perl -pi.bak -e 's/\r$//' dos_file" for example - things
> that do things that average users actually need to do. As well as more
> esoteric things like Abigail's sigs (she's given blanket permission to
> use any of her sigs) and Randal's JAPHs.
There have been a bunch in The Perl Journal over the years. I presume
those are already accounted for.
> 3) Organizing and formatting. This needs to be reasonably
> laid out, and
> might need to get put into mysql so that it can be displayed in a
> variety of formats as needed.
Let me think about various categories and get back to you. Obvious
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