Perl for NetWare
Practical Extraction and Report Language

Perl (Practical Extraction and Report Language) is a programming language developed by Larry Wall and originally used for text manipulation. This is now being used for a wide range of tasks such as:

  • System administration
  • Dynamic Web page generation
  • Server task automation
  • Network programming
  • File parsing
  • Pattern matching
  • Report generation

Perl for NetWare is based on the industry standard Perl. It supports script execution through Web (using mod_perl and CGI) and command line as well. The combination of Perl / PHP, Apache Web Server and MySQL database on NetWare is popularly known as NAMP. Most of the Perl open source applications can be hosted on NetWare using NAMP, with minimal or no modifications.

The current shipping version of Perl for NetWare is based on the Perl version 5.8.4. Perl source for NetWare is integrated with CPAN (Comprehensive Perl Archive Network) sources.

Output of Perl sample displaying eDirectory information

Perl Links
Perl Features
  • Supports standard features of Perl and mod_perl including standard Perl modules MySQL, LDAP, XML and UCS extensions
  • Enables one to access Novell specific services like eDirectory, File I/O, FTP, Server Management and Volume Administration using Universal Component System (UCS)
  • Includes modules for Novell® eDirectory™ extensions