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now for the long shot

by emcb (Beadle)
on Mar 16, 2002 at 04:08 UTC ( #152147=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

emcb has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:


I have just started a new job where they want me to re-develop their entire system. This will involve creating a new perl-shell (bash-like), a file-system-viewer (read,print,save-to,upload,download) and a server to manage the whole thing.

I have decided to use unix/perl with both an internet and unix sockets for the server to communicate with the utilities (above) but i dont want to take a lot of time re-inventing a module(s) that may already exist and fot the requirement. Heres a summary of what the server will do:

  • check unix perms
  • unix authentication
  • chroot'ing for the fs-viewer
  • print to the printer
  • send data via kermit (Serial-Console)

    If any one has attempted this kind of thing or know of good reliable mods to use please let me know.

    Thanks in advance,


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    Re: now for the long shot
    by trs80 (Priest) on Mar 16, 2002 at 06:10 UTC
      Although most of what you are seeking is in the core Perl, you can also search CPAN.

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