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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • You could follow the log and dos2unix any text files in the "scripts" area.
  • i had no trouble getting this to work in shell. you need to type ^V to quote a real return (^M) and it works fine:

    ln -s foo foo^M
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 uri staff 3 Nov 30 12:53 foo? -> foo

    but your perl solution is fine too.

  • e.g. pure-ftpd, with pure-uploadscript support, you can write a simple shell script to convert files from crlf to lf
  • I'd consider using a hard link 'better' than using a symlink - it requires less file system access to get to the binary. It also uses marginally less disk space - and less inodes.

    But I don't think you were looking for this kind of 'better'.

    • A common bug in backup software is that it often doesn't handle multiple links properly - perl and perl\r would both get backed up as seperate files, and restored with different inodes. When you later upgrade perl, the confusing "wrong" (ie, old) behaviour of perl\r can be very hard to debug.