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Perl & PHP Shell Scripts

Writing scripts in bash is lame. I'm not the only one who thinks so: Shell Script Language – Use Perl, Not Bash | LinDeskFrom the post:Advantages of using a Shell LanguageIts supported in even the tinest linux distros – even in embedded systems.Its the method preferred by the majority – I hope this will change soon.Command calls look more natural in a shell language.Advantages of using a High Level LanguageBetter CodeEasy to maintainFaster developmentLibraries provide a lot of functionalityEasier to port to different platforms.PHP Shell ScriptingWant to get busy slinging code? Start here:
An Introduction to Linux Shell Scripting: How to Use Bash, Perl, PHP or Python in a Linux Script | Suite101.comAn Alternative to Perl: Shell Scripting With PHPUsing PHP As A Shell Scripting Shell Scripting with PHP CLI

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Essential Firefox Add-Ons For the Cloud

If you don't want to be tied down to a desktop, you need direct access to your computer in the cloud. Since Firefox runs just about everywhere, it's a good place to start to set up a reliable way to access your accounts. Blog & Social Delicious Bookmarks is the recommended and official Firefox add-on for Delicious, the world's leading social bookmarking service (formerly It integrates your bookmarks and tags with Firefox and keeps them in sync for easy, convenient access. Syncing slows down startup, though. ScribeFire Blog Editor is a blog editor that integrates with your browser and lets you easily post to your blog. They've also integrated their affiliate Quick Ads advertising program, which I haven't tried.