On Friday 06 January 2006 10:40, Chasecreek Systemhouse wrote: >On 1/6/06, Les Mikesell <[email protected]> wrote: >> Errr, no. Much of the reason perl exists is to have a scripting >> language that makes all the system calls directly instead of >> having to fork a separate program for every step like you >> end up doing in shell. > >Agreed; just goes to show that TMTOWTDI applies to general systems >administration. I'll bite, thats a new one on me. Is it a corrollary of TANSTAAFL? >Having ten ways to do something can prove beneficial. > >(With apologies to Larry.) >-- >WC -Sx- Jones | http://ccsh.us/ | Open Source Consulting -- Cheers, Gene People having trouble with vz bouncing email to me should add the word 'online' between the 'verizon', and the dot which bypasses vz's stupid bounce rules. I do use spamassassin too. :-) Yahoo.com and AOL/TW attorneys please note, additions to the above message by Gene Heskett are: Copyright 2005 by Maurice Eugene Heskett, all rights reserved.