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GNU Bash vs Perl: What are the differences?

GNU Bash: Functional improvements over sh for both programming and interactive use. The Bourne Again SHell is an sh-compatible shell that incorporates useful features from the Korn shell (ksh) and C shell (csh). It is intended to conform to the IEEE POSIX P1003.2/ISO 9945.2 Shell and Tools standard; Perl: Highly capable, feature-rich programming language with over 26 years of development. Perl is a general-purpose programming language originally developed for text manipulation and now used for a wide range of tasks including system administration, web development, network programming, GUI development, and more.

GNU Bash belongs to "Shells" category of the tech stack, while Perl can be primarily classified under "Languages".

Perl is an open source tool with 436 GitHub stars and 152 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Perl's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Perl has a broader approval, being mentioned in 133 company stacks & 64 developers stacks; compared to GNU Bash, which is listed in 40 company stacks and 73 developer stacks.

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What is GNU Bash?

The Bourne Again SHell is an sh-compatible shell that incorporates useful features from the Korn shell (ksh) and C shell (csh). It is intended to conform to the IEEE POSIX P1003.2/ISO 9945.2 Shell and Tools standard.

What is Perl?

Perl is a general-purpose programming language originally developed for text manipulation and now used for a wide range of tasks including system administration, web development, network programming, GUI development, and more.
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    Decisions about GNU Bash and Perl
    Seth Ammons
    Seth Ammons
    Principal Software Developer at SendGrid · | 10 upvotes · 15.3K views
    atTwilio SendGridTwilio SendGrid
    Go
    Go
    Perl
    Perl
    Docker
    Docker
    #CodeCollaborationVersionControl
    #ContinuousIntegration

    In addition to our fancy Docker setup, we have captured and sanitized production logs for the behavior of our legacy Perl MTA, and we can test that the log output from the new Go version behaves the same way as the old version. These tests are set up to allow us to switch between the legacy and new version of the MTA and ensure that both systems behave in a legacy-compatible way. Not only can we ensure that we operate against a variety of issues we've seen over time from inboxes, but we know that the newest version of our MTA continues to cover all the same expected behaviors of the legacy version. #CodeCollaborationVersionControl #ContinuousIntegration

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    Omid Farhang
    Omid Farhang
    Sr. Full Stack Developer · | 2 upvotes · 3.2K views
    Oh My ZSH
    Oh My ZSH
    GNU Bash
    GNU Bash

    Recently I've switched from GNU Bash to Oh My ZSH and I'm happy with the way I can customize the environment, picking between options by tab and seeing git status or hardware status while typing commands and a beautiful UI that's easy on eyes. Also ability to turn-off case-sensitivity comes in handy. I don't think if I will go back!

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    Avatar of Perljobs.Ru
    Perljobs.Ru uses PerlPerl

    The whole backend part (deployment and other scripts, business logic, web interface) is written in Perl.

    Весь бэкенд (скрипты деплоя и прочие, бизнес-логика, веб-интерфейс) написан на Perl.

    Avatar of John Galbraith
    John Galbraith uses PerlPerl

    I use Perl to rip through log files and compare them to some signature files I have created. When I get a match, it adds the bad guy to the list of shame in MySQL.

    Avatar of Alexander Karelas
    Alexander Karelas uses PerlPerl

    A very expressive language, lets you say the same thing in many different ways

    Avatar of rapt.fm
    rapt.fm uses PerlPerl

    We use perl with rex to control our distributed systems.

    Avatar of POROWNEO.PL
    POROWNEO.PL uses GNU BashGNU Bash

    housekeeping and daily server operations (ubuntu)

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    ssshake uses PerlPerl

    I use perl on some legacy applications.

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    Pulse Agent uses GNU BashGNU Bash

    Unix Command line

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