Perl to Unix Mappings


Perl functions and operators can translate to Unix commands (from section 1 and 8 of the manual) and system calls (from section 2 of the manual).

Here’s a table I compiled using a simple CSV file hosted on GitHub Gists.

Perl to Unix command and C function conversion table

This table is to be expanded as I add new function mappings.



Elvin Aslanov

Unix and Open Source Software passionate. Currently working as Tech Support / System Administrator at a Web Hosting company.