SANS Digital Forensics and Incident Response Blog: Daily Archives: Apr 22, 2009

Forensics and Perl-Fu: Reducing Data and Cleaning Up Log Files

By: Mike Worman

Perl's simplicity and its raw power may seem paradoxical but this is simply a clever ruse. There is a lot going on behind the scenes when using Perl, which has often been described as the scripting language that attempts to figure out exactly what the developer wants in as little code as possible''and it usually succeeds. Even when it doesn't, another possible approach is usually immediately apparent. Never forget the Perl motto: TIMTOWTDI!