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Perl is a high-level, general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming language. It was originally developed by Larry Wall as a general-purpose Unix scripting language to make report processing easier, over a period with support from open source community, it has evolved and matured to be used for graphics programming, system administration, network programming, finance, bioinformatics, and other engineering applications.

I have a bash script which uses perl to replace a regex in a configuration file. If someone has manually modified parts of the conf file they shouldn't have the regex may fail because the line it's … couldn't do the configuration promised and they need to update the conf file manually. How can I check rather the perl command was able to successfully find & replace something when I run it? …
asked Jun 26 '17 by dsollen