[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 Kennedy
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