Category Archives: Perl


Spreadsheet::WriteExcel:is a cross platform Perl module for creating Excel binary files.

Multiple worksheets can be added to a workbook and formatting can be applied to cells. Text, numbers, formulas, hyperlinks and images can be written to the cells.

The Excel file produced by this module is compatible with 97, 2000, 2002 and 2003.

The module will work on the majority of Windows, UNIX and Macintosh platforms. Generated files are also compatible with the Linux/UNIX spreadsheet applications Gnumeric and

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Perl – Filesys::SmbClient and Tie

We recently had need to grab a small file from a machine (network management devices running NT4 client) to a Perl script. We can’t make changes on these clients but the file is available on a network share.
Enter the Filesys::SmbClient module, the documentation of which shows the use of a Tie that would make reading the file much easier. The example however does not pass any parameters like login credentials.

Below are a couple of examples on how to make this work:

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