Chapter 21: Manipulating Data with Perl

A chapter in the Linux Programming Bible; see the Table of Contents for more.

Description

This chapter goes into detail about how to get data into your programs, how to parse it, output it, and deal with some special cases that arise. You'll learn about the angle-bracket operator, reading arguments from the command line, regular expression matching and operators like split or join, database tie-ins, serialization, Data::Dumper, special ways to open file handles, and more.

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