Tables

Chapter 1

1.1

Forehead markings for the Perl dialects of Perlistan

6

Chapter 2

2.1

Effects of Perl’s most essential invocation options

17

2.2

The data and record-number variables

24

2.3

Employing user-defined scalar variables in the Shell and Perl

26

2.4

Comparison of Shell and Perl scripting techniques

29

2.5

Using switch variables

33

2.6

Shell and Perl techniques for writing messages to STDOUT and STDERR

36

2.7

Special variables for I/O operations

42

2.8

Special variables for formatting output

43

2.9

Standard option clusters for Perl commands and scripts

45

Chapter 3

3.1

String escapes for representing control characters

56

3.2

Fundamental capabilities of greppers and Perl

58

3.3

Matching operator syntax

60

3.4

Essential syntax for regular expression

63

3.5

Compact character-class ...

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