Choosing between sh and perl for system scripts

Jonathon McKitrick jcm at
Tue Feb 10 07:44:34 PST 2004

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?

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My other computer is your windows box.

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