[CentOS] looking for cool, post-install things to do on a centos 5.5 system

John Kennedy skebi69 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 17 11:52:42 EDT 2010


On Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 11:47, <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:

> Ah, no. I wrote 30 scripts around '91-'92 to take datafiles from 30
> sources and reformat them, to feed to the C program I'd written with
> embedded sql, in place of the d/b's sqlloader (*bleah*). Then, 11 years
> ago, I wrote a validation program for data that was being loaded by
> another program that I didn't want to change; the data had been exported
> from ArcInfo, and had to go into our Oracle d/b.
>
> Really simple to do in awk - just so much of it, and no, perl would have
> offered no improved/shorter way to do it, and yes, I do know perl - in
> '04, for example, I rewrote a call routing and billing system from perl
> (written by my then-manager, who'd never studied programming, can you say
> spaghetti?) into reasonable perl. Actually, I just wrote a scraper in
> perl, using HTML::Parser.  Anyway, the point of that was to demonstrate
> that I know both, and awk is better, IMO, for some jobs.
>
>         mark
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It's all about picking the right tool for the job. Python is good for some
things, perl for others, awk for still different things...
It is the beauty of Linux...
John
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 John Kennedy
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