Documenting with Perl

Perl offers us many ways to create files and reports, including PDF files, Word documents, TXT and CSV files, and more. In this subsection, we will examine a few ways to document positive results from our penetration test in a single file that can be used later to create a final draft. What's great about the note taking process is that it is entirely up to the penetration tester. Proper note taking and documentation can lead to a much better final report and sometimes to advancing the vulnerability during the test. This is a skill that we will develop over time, and using Perl to do so is a great benefit.

STDOUT piping

We have already taken a look at how we can pipe the output of our Perl programs to files using the Bash shell ...

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