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What is 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.

What is PowerShell? A task automation and configuration management framework. A command-line shell and scripting language built on .NET. Helps system administrators and power-users rapidly automate tasks that manage operating systems (Linux, macOS, and Windows) and processes.

Perl can be classified as a tool in the "Languages" category, while PowerShell is grouped under "Shells".

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.

MIT, DuckDuckGo, and Tilt are some of the popular companies that use Perl, whereas PowerShell is used by Rev.io, Nexosis, and Navitaire. Perl has a broader approval, being mentioned in 133 company stacks & 64 developers stacks; compared to PowerShell, which is listed in 12 company stacks and 73 developer stacks.

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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.

What is PowerShell?

A command-line shell and scripting language built on .NET. Helps system administrators and power-users rapidly automate tasks that manage operating systems (Linux, macOS, and Windows) and processes.
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      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.

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      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.

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      Alexander Karelas uses PerlPerl

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

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      rapt.fm uses PerlPerl

      We use perl with rex to control our distributed systems.

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      ssshake uses PerlPerl

      I use perl on some legacy applications.

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