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Introduction. Part I: Getting Started with Perl. Chapter 1: Perl’s Place in the Programming World. Chapter 2: Running Perl on Your Computer. Chapter 3: Diving into the Guts of Perl. Chapter 4: A Perl Program Tour, Times Two. Part II: The Basic Perl Programming Ingredients. Chapter 5: Terrific Text. Chapter 6: Nifty Numbers. Chapter 7: Learning to Love Lists and Hashes. Chapter 8: Creating Cool Conditionals and Lovely Loops. Chapter 9: Doing Advanced Stuff with Operators and Functions. Part III: The Nuts and Bolts of Perl. Chapter 10: The Files Go In, The Files Go Out. Chapter 11: Beyond File and Directory Basics. Chapter 12: Stringing Along: Pattern Matching and Regular Expressions. Chapter 13: Looking Like a Pro: Subroutines, Imported Code, and Graceful Exits. Part IV: Advanced Perl Demystified. Chapter 14: Perl and CGI: Web Server Programs Demystified. Chapter 15: Perl Gets Cozy with the Web, E-Mail, and the Rest of the Internet. Chapter 16: Using Perl as a Gateway to XML and Web Services. Chapter 17: Dancing with Databases. Chapter 18: Controlling Your Computer from Perl. Chapter 19: Object-Oriented Perl. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 20: Ten Guidelines for Programming with Style. Chapter 21: Ten Really Short, Really Useful Perl Programs. Part VI: Appendix. Appendix: The Great Perl Reference. Index.