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Old 04-19-2010, 01:15 PM   #1
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Guide with Perl.


Dear All,

I have basic knowledge in perl. I would like to develop my competency in perl, I can develop this by working out a project in perl, related to system administration.

Can anybody guide me, what can I develop in perl related to system administration, so that I can donate it back to the community as well.

Awaiting for replies...

Thanks in advance...
 
Old 04-19-2010, 07:37 PM   #2
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As far as Perl itself goes you'll want these

http://perldoc.perl.org/
http://www.perlmonks.org/?node=Tutorials

The 2nd part is much harder. Most systems are heavily customised (in terms of automation) specifically to handle the apps etc they deal with.
Maybe start by creating some more add-ons for Nagios?
 
Old 04-20-2010, 12:18 AM   #3
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Thank you very much chrism01
 
Old 04-20-2010, 02:15 AM   #4
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I am a beginner too in PERL.books frm O'reilyy like 'learning perl' and 'perl programming' are good for basic to in depth understanding.U cn get pdf on 4shared.com.
 
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As far as Perl itself goes you'll want these

http://perldoc.perl.org/
http://www.perlmonks.org/?node=Tutorials

The 2nd part is much harder. Most systems are heavily customised (in terms of automation) specifically to handle the apps etc they deal with.
Maybe start by creating some more add-ons for Nagios?
I got an idea to write NagiOS plugin to monitor Virtual Machiens (xen and qemu ) running on a host OS.

What else I may try ?
 
Old 04-20-2010, 02:04 PM   #6
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As far as Perl itself goes you'll want these

http://perldoc.perl.org/
http://www.perlmonks.org/?node=Tutorials

The 2nd part is much harder. Most systems are heavily customised (in terms of automation) specifically to handle the apps etc they deal with.
Maybe start by creating some more add-ons for Nagios?
I got an idea of writing NagiOS plugin to monitor Virtual Machiens (xen and qemu ) running on a host OS.

What else I may try ?
 
Old 04-20-2010, 08:07 PM   #7
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Frankly, just to get practice, code anything that occurs to you. Lookup the Perl for System Administrators book http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596006396 and read the Contents list there. Try to implement something for every section title. If you can afford it, you could even buy the book.
The best overall Perl book (imho) after you've got the Perl basics understood is Perl Cookbook http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596003135/; worth its weight in gold
In either case, ensure you get the latest editions.

NB: always start Perl programs with
Code:
#!/usr/bin/perl -w
use strict;

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