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Intensify your Web site with the amazing tips and tricks found in this book. Learn how to create dazzling Web sites that will have em' in awe of your skill. The ready-to-use code found on the accompanying CD makes your transcendence to greatness even easier. Get the most out of Perl with tricks on data and text manipulation, CGI, networking, and more.

Go Bananas with Perl

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Overview

Intensify your Web site with the amazing tips and tricks found in this book. Learn how to create dazzling Web sites that will have em' in awe of your skill. The ready-to-use code found on the accompanying CD makes your transcendence to greatness even easier. Get the most out of Perl with tricks on data and text manipulation, CGI, networking, and more.

Go Bananas with Perl

Before you know it, you'll be setting up cookies, sending binary files from Perl, communicating with AppleScript, reading and writing Tar Archives, and even more. Combine the Perl utilities with the code found on the CD and you'll quickly be able to create stunning Web pages.

Work Smarter and Have More Fun Than a Barrel of Monkeys!

Put Perl and its many applications to work.

  • Read and write audio files
  • Generate RTF files
  • Use Apache Authentication
  • Run a Socket-Based Server
  • Write POD documentation
  • Monitor uptime
  • Talk with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • And More!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780782128628
  • Publisher: Sybex, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/1/2000
  • Series: I Didn't Know You Could Do That Series
  • Edition description: BOOK & CD
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 7.51 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part 1DATA MANIPULATION

Chapter 1 Storing Numbers in Less Space

Chapter 2 Creating Graphs in Perl

Chapter 3 Using Minimal/Maximal Matches

Chapter 4 Parsing an Apache Log File

Chapter 5 Reading and Writing Audio Files

Chapter 6 Playing Audio CDs

Chapter 7 Handling PalmOS Databases

Chapter 8 Using SQL with Text Databases

Part 2 TEXT MANIPULATION

Chapter 9 Talking HTML

Chapter 10 Checking Web Pages

Chapter 11 Talking XML

Chapter 12 Creating a Searchable Index

Chapter 13 Searching/Replacing Text Information

Chapter 14 Generating RTF Files

Chapter 15 Writing PostScript.

Part 3 CGI TRICKS

Chapter 16 Using the CGI Module to Write HTML

Chapter 17 Better Table Handling

Chapter 18 Setting Up a Cookie

Chapter 19 Reading a Cookie

Chapter 20 Using Sessions to Track a User

Chapter 21 Sending Binary Files

Chapter 22 Cooperating with Apache

Chapter 23 Using Apache Authentication

Chapter 24 FAQ Management

PART 4 NETWORKING

Chapter 25 Resolving DNS Information

Chapter 26 Getting E—mail from a POP Server

Chapter 27 Getting Usenet Messages

Chapter 28 Searching a Search Engine

Chapter 29 Running a Socket—Based Server

Chapter 30 Accepting Multiple Connections

Chapter 31 Remote Procedure Calls

PART 5 DEVELOPMENT TOOLS

Chapter 32 Profiling Your Perl Scripts

Chapter 33 Using the Compiler for More Than Compiling

Chapter 34 Writing Perl XtenSions

Chapter 35 Installing Modules from CPAN

Chapter 36 Writing POD Documentation

Chapter 37 Converting POD Files on the Fly

Chapter 38 Dispatch Tables

PART 6 SYSTEM MANAGEMENT

Chapter 39 Monitoring Performance

Chapter 40 Monitoring Uptime

Chapter 41 Communicating with Syslog

Chapter 42 Reading and Writing Tar Archives

Chapter 43 Using Perl to Control Your Home

PART 7 PLATFORM SPECIALTIES

Chapter 44 Communicating with AppleScript

Chapter 45 Developing a MacOS Interface

Chapter 46 Checking Windows NT Performance

Chapter 47 Talking to Microsoft Word

Chapter 48 Talking to Microsoft Excel

Chapter 49 Talking to Microsoft Outlook

Chapter 50 Windows NT Service Management

Chapter 51 Creating Stand—Alone Windows Applications

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