My PERL Scripts
This is a sampling of the various command-line Perl scripts which I
use from day to day. They are tested in the sense that I use them,
and they all have usage messages accessed by the
option. However, they are not meant to be products per se.
- This is a simple calculation script which allows all normal
Perl commands and adds in trigonometric functions (from POSIX)
and constants such as pi.
- This converts newlines in text files from Mac-style
to UNIX/DOS style.
- A simple disk usage script which reports on space taken up
by directories in a fairly readable manner (using UNIX
- This is a simpler alternative to the more elaborate wget
utility. Its advantage is just having easier options for
downloading images and links along with the URL.
- This is a utility to clean up the funky HTML output of
- This allows command-line testing of snippets of Java code,
by wrapping the Java source in a temporary file, compiling,
and running it.
- This is a script to modify files in place, essentially an
extended version of "perl -i" with some added options.
- This converts HTML files to auto-forwarding pages.
- This displays the current PATH, or the set of all named
executables which are on the current PATH. Handy for checking
whether you have multiple versions of a given executable hanging
around in your system.
- This is an oft-used script by me which quickly shows a range
of lines from the middle of a file. It uses a combination of
"head" and "tail" to shows the middle -- hence the name.
- This is a script to get the results from a given URL while
simulating a WAP phone browser. It is primarily for testing of
WML and HDML websites.
John H. Kim <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Last modified: Thu Nov 13 15:35:39 2003