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  • I am trying to create a web page. When I looked up how to decode URL encoded data in the Perl FAQs it told me: "You use a standard module, probably CGI.pm. Under no circumstances should you attempt ...
    Dan AndersonDan Anderson
    Nov 5, 2003 at 9:41 pm
    Nov 11, 2003 at 4:07 pm
  • Can I improve the performance of script by using constant? Which is the better one? use constant const = 1e-12 or my $const = 1e-12 Thanks. just another perl beginner
    Nov 22, 2003 at 12:28 am
    Nov 24, 2003 at 11:33 pm
  • To all. I wonder if any subscriber from the middle and far eastern countries can explain what training and IT experience people like them are likely to have had? It seems to me that a ...
    Rob DixonRob Dixon
    Nov 4, 2003 at 8:10 pm
    Nov 6, 2003 at 12:27 am
  • Hello all, I'm starting to learn perl to convert files between different bioinformatics programs. I'm aware of bioperl but want to learn some basic perl before using those modules. 1) The script is ...
    Ganesh ShankarGanesh Shankar
    Nov 10, 2003 at 5:12 pm
    Nov 11, 2003 at 5:39 am
  • Hi all This is my first time on this mailing list, so i'll start with a Hello (world) :) I have a prob with my first script (i have read Learning Perl, and (not yet readed) Programming Perl. Now i ...
    Nov 16, 2003 at 11:15 am
    Nov 22, 2003 at 2:18 pm
  • Hi, I´m new with perl. I need to write a program that reads data out of a form sent via internet and is able to interpret the data. I have written the form in html. Is perl right for the other parts? ...
    Matthias SchraftMatthias Schraft
    Nov 12, 2003 at 3:27 pm
    Nov 13, 2003 at 9:47 am
  • I think a part of the problem is the willingness of some of us to 'respond' to questions, without always thinking about the need for some discipline about what is IN the POD and FAQ. a part of that ...
    Nov 23, 2003 at 2:41 am
    Nov 30, 2003 at 5:06 pm
  • Hi, I am trying to initialize a dynamically-named array, i.e. with the following test code (if I type "script.pl char" at the command prompt) I get the message "array char contains 1 2 3" but I get a ...
    Douglas HoustonDouglas Houston
    Nov 14, 2003 at 4:05 pm
    Nov 17, 2003 at 3:49 am
  • I saw a book on Perl 6 but I didn't think it was out yet. When is it coming out, and will it support code from 5.0+? Thanks, Dan
    Dan AndersonDan Anderson
    Nov 12, 2003 at 3:54 pm
    Nov 16, 2003 at 3:34 pm
  • Hi, Ran accross a function called "ceil" and from the information I got on this: "ceil() [Stands for ceiling], it just rounds a float value up.. so ceil(4.7) == ceil(4.1342) == 5" would this be the ...
    Mike BlezienMike Blezien
    Nov 13, 2003 at 3:46 pm
    Nov 18, 2003 at 8:37 am
  • Try using the "\b" character to erase your output. -----Original Message----- From: Trent Rigsbee Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2003 5:06 PM To: beginners@perl.org Subject: Counting (easy!) I'm sure ...
    Tim JohnsonTim Johnson
    Nov 13, 2003 at 1:29 am
    Nov 15, 2003 at 3:28 am
  • Hi! If I want to print out every value of a hash, what's wrong with doing it like that: foreach (keys %hash) { print $hash{$_}; print "\n";} Why do I only get one value??? Jane
    Christiane NerzChristiane Nerz
    Nov 11, 2003 at 7:42 pm
    Nov 13, 2003 at 6:22 am
  • Hi, I've never liked "recursion" but of course there are times where it is needed. I have a simple task that I am trying to do. Basically, I just want to list out my directories on disk, and then ...
    Jeff WestmanJeff Westman
    Nov 2, 2003 at 1:27 am
    Nov 4, 2003 at 12:19 am
  • Hi Everyone at beginners@perl.org, Threre are two main questions: 1. How can I get to make results from mysql db to be displayed on web browser with pagination? Meaning, when there are too many ...
    A LA L
    Nov 17, 2003 at 8:40 pm
    Nov 20, 2003 at 8:38 pm
  • I have a some code that will be used in a number of my scripts, I know that if I have a sub in a script I can call that piece of code as many times as required from the same script but how do I make ...
    David InglisDavid Inglis
    Nov 14, 2003 at 4:16 am
    Nov 17, 2003 at 2:39 am
  • Hi Perl Beginners, Let's say I have a hash of hashes. And I want to use it over and over again, so I need to reinitialize it often. I suppose I could go through each key in the hash of hashes, and go ...
    Jason DusekJason Dusek
    Nov 29, 2003 at 2:27 am
    Nov 30, 2003 at 7:27 am
  • Happy Thanksgiving all! Just installed the Tk package. I got an error: ld.so.1: /bin/perl: fatal: relocation error: file ...
    Ying LiuYing Liu
    Nov 26, 2003 at 12:19 am
    Nov 26, 2003 at 5:23 pm
  • I'm sure this is easy but I'm a newbie. I was doing control statements (for, while,etc.) like this: for ($count = 1; $count <= 5; $count++) { print "$count\n"; } What I wanted to do was to make each ...
    Trent RigsbeeTrent Rigsbee
    Nov 13, 2003 at 1:16 am
    Nov 16, 2003 at 12:59 pm
  • Why does the following work (eg, give me an array filled with matching file names): @filelist = glob("w:/stleg/Colorado/House_98/*.htm"); And when I rename the directory to "House 98" (space instead ...
    Boris ShorBoris Shor
    Nov 26, 2003 at 8:58 pm
    Nov 28, 2003 at 9:43 pm
  • Hi, when I open perldoc in cygwin ,I get some formatting characters like ESC[1m...) along with the text. Below is a cp/paste of what I see on my screen. ...
    Chetak SasaluChetak Sasalu
    Nov 18, 2003 at 9:24 am
    Nov 24, 2003 at 8:36 pm
  • NAME beginners-faq - FAQ for the beginners mailing list 1 - Administriva 1.1 - I'm not subscribed - how do I subscribe? Send mail to <beginners-subscribe@perl.org You can also specify your ...
    Nov 12, 2003 at 9:25 pm
    Nov 24, 2003 at 4:53 pm
  • Hello all, newbie here got a few questions: I am working with pointers and I sort of understand them and then I don't. I understand that instead of making a variable for a particular value you can ...
    Eric WalkerEric Walker
    Nov 20, 2003 at 7:03 pm
    Nov 22, 2003 at 4:20 pm
  • Hi all well im trying at lerning this perl stuff.. reading from the "learning perl" oreilly book and a few other places, but also using perl a long time before i should ie making the below script, so ...
    Nov 6, 2003 at 4:36 pm
    Nov 7, 2003 at 2:32 pm
  • I need to beef up on my UNIX skills. Are major server is running Sco Open server. Will this book benefit me or is there another I should look at. Not on topic and I apologize but beyond perl the list ...
    Paul KrausPaul Kraus
    Nov 28, 2003 at 7:01 pm
    Nov 29, 2003 at 3:03 am
  • Good morning everybody, I am writing a small console application, allowing the user to perform some actions via a shell-like interface. The basics of this were rather easy, and with the help of some ...
    Philipp TraederPhilipp Traeder
    Nov 27, 2003 at 8:04 am
    Nov 28, 2003 at 8:52 pm
  • Hello There, I would like to see if my ISP has perl available if one wanted to incorporate perl into a web page. Is there a quick and dirty web page I can upload to my ISP to test if perl is ...
    Jeff WestmanJeff Westman
    Nov 26, 2003 at 6:37 pm
    Nov 28, 2003 at 5:44 pm
  • Does anyone have any suggestions on how to create an array to hold the value of 1000 factorial?
    B. RothsteinB. Rothstein
    Nov 26, 2003 at 4:34 am
    Nov 28, 2003 at 6:15 am
  • Is it possible to connect to a 128bit encrypted web site with www::mechinize? My boss wants me to write a script that will get a daily report for some of our financial web sites and merchant ...
    Paul KrausPaul Kraus
    Nov 13, 2003 at 9:42 pm
    Nov 14, 2003 at 3:19 pm
  • emacs and a number of other editors have the ability, with a single key stroke to properly indent java code. However, since perl has such unusual syntax for specifying literal character strings (my ...
    Richard HeintzeRichard Heintze
    Nov 3, 2003 at 7:34 pm
    Nov 5, 2003 at 11:51 pm
  • Hi All, Let's say I want to write a script that: 1) Signs on to Yahoo! Mail for me. 2) Hits the 'Forward' button for each of my messages. 3) Deletes everything and signs out. How do I learn to do ...
    Jason DusekJason Dusek
    Nov 25, 2003 at 4:57 am
    Nov 26, 2003 at 8:55 pm
  • I have to parse a big file and I do it line by line to keep stuff going correctly. I am at a point where I need it to go through and replace every " with inches and ' with feet, IF item in front of ...
    Nov 12, 2003 at 1:56 pm
    Nov 13, 2003 at 7:06 am
  • henq wrote: : HTML-Kit has color highlighting and a perl-tidy plugin. : Give it a look. FTP is nicely integrated. So does UltraEdit (UltraEdit.com). Ian is always updating and perl-tidy is very ...
    Charles K. ClarksonCharles K. Clarkson
    Nov 4, 2003 at 2:51 pm
    Nov 7, 2003 at 2:00 pm
  • Lotus Notes adds a header to the top of the note which I *can* cut and paste to the bottom. It does not do the indentation with ' ' characters that seems to be preferred. Thanks, Scott Scott E. ...
    Scott E RobinsonScott E Robinson
    Nov 5, 2003 at 6:25 pm
    Nov 6, 2003 at 5:03 am
  • Hello Perler's I am trying to create a hash where each key is a referance to subs. The bellow code produces the expected result, with one unexpected side-effect. Why are the subs executed when I only ...
    Nov 4, 2003 at 6:59 pm
    Nov 4, 2003 at 11:15 pm
  • Ok I am in a crunch situation. I have to gather a report from a credit card system. The system is archaic and runs on windows. On this software I have to go in for each day since January and print a ...
    Paul KrausPaul Kraus
    Nov 20, 2003 at 5:27 pm
    Nov 20, 2003 at 7:18 pm
  • Howdy group. I have a need to get the size of a directory. I could just execute unix's du command (my $sz = `du -sh /usr`;) but was wondering if there's a better way to do it that is more portable. I ...
    Dan MueyDan Muey
    Nov 18, 2003 at 5:24 pm
    Nov 19, 2003 at 7:48 am
  • Update not happening ! I have a script that is running on computer A which is trying to update the database on computer B. The script tries to connect to computer B and fails with the following ...
    Larry SandwickLarry Sandwick
    Nov 12, 2003 at 6:45 pm
    Nov 13, 2003 at 6:00 pm
  • I want to create a image containg a string I am trying to get GD installed on my machine ( linux redhat 7.2 ) but it gives loads of errors Is there a simple way I Can create images ( png jpg or gif ) ...
    Ramprasad A PadmanabhanRamprasad A Padmanabhan
    Nov 11, 2003 at 8:17 am
    Nov 12, 2003 at 12:54 pm
  • Hi, I am trying to package a perl script and the modules it uses , in a tar file. When untarred on any machine, the modules can be found in a known relative path with respect to the script. The path ...
    Raj (Basavaraj) KaradakalRaj (Basavaraj) Karadakal
    Nov 11, 2003 at 9:12 pm
    Nov 11, 2003 at 11:24 pm
  • I have some large files that all have data for filling one table. I'm concerned about memory resources. 1. I want to read from each of these files one line at a time at the same time without ...
    Nov 5, 2003 at 7:48 pm
    Nov 6, 2003 at 8:10 pm
  • Perl is so slick: if ( $self- {code} ) { $string = $self- {code}; } else { $self- {class}{file}{generator}{tt2}- process( $self- {class}{file}{generator}{fmgr}{templates}{CollectionProperty}, $self, ...
    Todd W.Todd W.
    Nov 24, 2003 at 2:19 pm
    Nov 30, 2003 at 5:08 pm
  • Hi everyone, I have a following data to analyze : --------- BlockA color 0 0 0 rcolor 1 1 1 dcolor 2 2 2 BloackB color 0 0 0 rcolor 1 1 1 dcolor 2 2 2 (...and so on) --------- I want to replace ...
    Kiko UeharaKiko Uehara
    Nov 14, 2003 at 9:50 pm
    Nov 17, 2003 at 2:40 pm
  • Why the $I is required in a perl script? ( Does it help the perl to handle dynamically the memory?)
    Nov 15, 2003 at 12:36 pm
    Nov 17, 2003 at 4:42 am
  • I apologize for my earlier question. I don't mean that I want someone to write a program for me. I was just perhaps looking for some generic info on Perl's capability to generate email? If that ...
    Nov 13, 2003 at 7:24 pm
    Nov 13, 2003 at 9:18 pm
  • Hello, In my perl CGI script, I'm trying to extract the PID that corresponds to it. How do I do this? I'm also trying to extract the timestamp. How come it's not possible to do something like: print ...
    Nov 5, 2003 at 6:26 am
    Nov 7, 2003 at 8:04 am
  • I've tried to install image magic on my server a couple years ago, but found out it wasn't necessary for my project. But now I may need it. All I want to do is slice an image and add it to a ...
    Nov 26, 2003 at 1:21 am
    Nov 30, 2003 at 11:12 am
  • Hi, I am using Active Perl under Windoze 98. I am trying to open a file that has embedded spaces. I tried escaping the spaces as well, and that didn't work either. #! perl -w $file = "c:\\win\\start ...
    Jeff WestmanJeff Westman
    Nov 26, 2003 at 5:32 am
    Nov 29, 2003 at 8:25 pm
  • I want to send mail using perl,the following is my code. There are not any error or warning when the program run. But i can not receive the mail. Please help me ! thanks! use Net::SMTP; $smtp = ...
    Nov 21, 2003 at 3:14 am
    Nov 22, 2003 at 10:02 pm
  • I upgraded a RH9 machine to Fedora, and now the script I used to use for determing what CPAN modules are on my machine will not report anything but Perl. That is, I know I have many modules on the ...
    Nov 19, 2003 at 2:54 am
    Nov 21, 2003 at 5:46 pm
  • Can someone point the way to some file upload script for webserver on unix/linux? thanks ----------------------------------------- eMail solutions by http://www.swanmail.com
    Nov 17, 2003 at 1:10 am
    Nov 18, 2003 at 11:10 pm
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