[Kc] Using Perl

djgoku djgoku at gmail.com
Thu Jul 27 09:01:49 PDT 2006

On 7/26/06, Garrett Goebel <ggoebel at goebel.ws> wrote:
> Using Perl for sysadmin tasks was how I got started too.
> Did you read the article about SysInternals and Winternals being
> bought by Microsoft?  Download their source code while you can ;)

Yah I seen that. Yah psshutdown is all I use ATM.

> If you don't mind constructive criticism, consider posting your
> script to the list. There's nothing that delurks list subscribers
> better than posting code that they feel they could have done
> better ;)  And you get the added benefit of seeing the different ways
> people might approach solving the same problem.

It really isn't much at all really haha.


use strict;
use warnings;

my $count = 0;

open BATCH, ">", "all_server_shutdown.bat";

while (<>) {
	if (/^REM/i) {
		print BATCH "REM This batch file shuts down most/all servers.\n";
	} elsif (/(^SVR\_|^other)/i) {
		print BATCH "REM\n";
		print BATCH "REM [-----$_-----]\n";
	} elsif (/^\#/) {
                #All comments are lost forever!
		#print BATCH"REM $'\n";
	} else {
		if ($count == 0) {
			print BATCH "psshutdown.exe -s -t 1 -u username -p password
\\\\\U$_\E > all_server_shutdown.txt\n";
		} else {
			print BATCH "psshutdown.exe -s -t 1 -u username -p password
\\\\\U$_\E >> all_server_shutdown.txt\n";

> We used to do a variant of Perl Golf (http://www.xs4all.nl/~thospel/
> golf/rules.html)... where those who decided to participate could aim
> for either the shortest script (standard golf) or the fastest script.

Haha, sounds like fun. =)

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