Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 14th Sep 2007 23:08 UTC
General Development As a system administrator, you run across numerous challenges and problems. Managing users, disk space, processes, devices, and backups can cause many system administrators to lose their hair, good humor, or sanity. Shell scripts can help, but they often have frustrating limitations. This is where a full-featured scripting language, such as Python, can turn a tedious task into an easy one. Python is a scripting language that looks like it was made for system administrators.
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RE: Not quite so fast cowboy
by jokhva on Sat 15th Sep 2007 00:28 UTC in reply to "Not quite so fast cowboy"
jokhva
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2007-09-14

at least as i know, perl is not default in a FreeBSD install.

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RE[2]: Not quite so fast cowboy
by anomie on Sat 15th Sep 2007 17:23 in reply to "RE: Not quite so fast cowboy"
anomie Member since:
2007-02-26

I believe perl was at one time included as part of the FBSD base installation, but it was removed as it began to bloat (and some other issues).

It's now available as a port.

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estrabd Member since:
2006-01-18

The last time perl was included by default was 4.x - much of the system scripts that used perl were rewritten in bourne shell..

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