Unix for Perl programmers: pipes and processes

Unix for Perl programmers: pipes and processes

By Aaron Crane (‎arc‎) from Edinburgh.pm
Date: Wednesday, 5 August 2009 09:10
Duration: 20 minutes
Target audience: Technical Perl
Tags: pipe process unix

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Perl’s great at making easy things easy — hiding unnecessary complexity. Naturally, that applies to Unix programming, so that, for example, capturing the output from a shell command is trivial.

Unfortunately, you sometimes find yourself in a situation where Perl’s standard facilities aren’t quite enough. For example, what if you want to run multiple processes in parallel? What if you need to both pipe input to a process and capture its output?

Perl also makes hard things possible: it gives you unfettered access to Unix’s low-level APIs for dealing with these things — as long as you know how to use them.

This talk discusses how to use those low-level bits of Unix from your Perl programs, taking a cookbook-style approach to show how to use them for getting real work done.

Attended by: Dave Cross (‎davorg‎), Abe Timmerman (‎abeltje‎), Smylers, Roberto Henríquez, Marco Neves (‎themage‎), David H. Adler (‎dha‎), Pedro Melo (‎melo‎), Jordi Porta, Søren Lund (‎slu‎), Peter Stoehr, Martin Schipany (‎ElCondor‎), Damon Davison (‎allolex‎), Olivier Mengué (‎dolmen‎), Jörg Plate (‎Patterner‎), BinGOs, Aristotle, Dirk De Nijs (‎ddn123456‎), Bartosz Jakubski (‎migo‎), Ricardo Marques (‎ricmarques‎), Andrew Shitov (‎ash‎), Joel Bernstein (‎joel‎), Jozef Kutej (‎jozef‎), Manuel Gomes (‎wagemage‎), Jose Neta (‎jpn‎), Stefan Hornburg (‎racke‎), Troels Liebe Bentsen (‎tlbdk‎), Darius Jokilehto, Henrik Hald Nørgaard, Rui Patinha (‎rfp‎), Luís Mendes (‎big‎), MartijnVdS, Jorge Morgado, Jordi Delgado (‎jdelgado‎), Rafael Antonio (‎RA‎), Armando Reis (‎AReis‎), Marco Ramos (‎mramos‎), Carlos Pires (‎acmpires‎), Mark Stewart, Marcos Garcia (‎gulden‎), Frederico Martins, Cosmin Budrica (‎cosmincx‎), Adrian Arnautu, Markus Wichmann (‎telemorphix‎), Marcos Ramos (‎x‎), Beatriz Nombela Escobar, Jose Plana, Tiago Grego, Sergio Arias, Rafael Porres Molina, Stelios Gikas (‎sgikas‎), Jorge Bras, Diogo Antunes, Sérgio Bernardino (‎smpb‎),