FAQ 8.30 How can I convert my shell script to perl?

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8.30: How can I convert my shell script to perl?

    Learn Perl and rewrite it. Seriously, there's no simple converter.
    Things that are awkward to do in the shell are easy to do in Perl, and
    this very awkwardness is what would make a shell->perl converter nigh-on
    impossible to write. By rewriting it, you'll think about what you're
    really trying to do, and hopefully will escape the shell's pipeline
    datastream paradigm, which while convenient for some matters, causes
    many inefficiencies.


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