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CGI programming is easy to learn; if you know HTML, you can learn CGI. You don't need any prior programming experience. This class will introduce you to writing Perl CGI scripts, teach you the basics of writing CGI scripts, and walk you through several examples of common CGI programming applications for the Web. Topics include: Perl variables, CGI environment variables, processing forms, advanced forms, reading and writing data files. lso includes source code to all example scripts from the tutorial.
This article will get you started with CGI scripting, the force that makes your forms work, your counters count, and all kinds of other things happen. CGI scripts can be written in a variety of computer languages, but my favorite is Perl, which also just happens to be one of the most used languages for CGI scripting. Topics include: scalars, arrays, and associative arrays; Perl operators; Perl loops and conditionals; turning Perl into CGI; string matching and regular expressions; splitting strings; environmental variables; dealing with input.
Look up any perl command by typing in the form on this website. Easy tool to find exactly what you are looking for. Its basically an online index to find any function of PERL and how to use it. Perl is perhaps the most widely used language for World Wide Web applications. Its core functionality was originally intended for parsing text-based data and generating results based on these data. It is now more commonly used for WWW applications such as Common Gateway Interface (CGI) programming and processing of data passed through web forms.