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Well, Links SQL is on order. I have no experience with Perl or Unix but I do have experience with VB script and ASP and the Links SQL will be installed on an NT server. I was wondering what would be a good book or two to help get me up to speed on Perl and Unix particularly in their relation to Links SQL. I don't want to become a Perl or Unix expert I just want to know how to tweak Links. Any suggestions?


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For Perl books, go to:


I would recommend the following:

* Learning Perl on Win32 Systems
* Learning Perl, 2nd Edition
* Programming the Perl DBI
* Advanced Perl Programming

And to be honest, the most challenging issues to overcome with Links SQL are:

1) Learning SQL functions
2) Learning to use mod_perl/CGI.pm (strict)

For documentation about MS SQL (I am assuming you are going to be using Microsoft SQL 7.0), go here:


If you are not going to be using MS SQL, but MySQL, then go here:


And since you are installing the script in a NT server, why would you want to learn about UNIX?


Eliot Lee

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I've listed my favorite books on the FAQ site.

I'll be adding some more to that list.

The Qmail book was just published (amazon just shipped it today), and once I skim though that, I'll post that too.

That is hopefully going to answer a lot of questions about getting qmail up and running, and then integrating Gossamer Mail with that.

FAQ: http://www.postcards.com/FAQ/LinkSQL/