There is something about Perl for tinkering and “quick & dirty” work that other scripts just don’t seem to rise to. Since I pretty much focue on Security amd Interop these days I’m finding myself back in my Perl library. Here are some of the usefull books. (It’s not that O’Rielly is the only publisher of Perl books – they just seem to have the best.)

Learning Perl, Third Edition by Randal L. Schwartz, Tom Phoenix
Learning Perl on Win32 Systems by Randal L. Schwartz, et al
Perl Cookbook, Second Edition by Tom Christiansen, Nathan Torkington
Learning Perl Objects, References & Modules by Randal L. Schwartz, Tom Phoenix
Perl Pocket Reference, 4th Edition by Johan Vromans
Advanced Perl Programming by Sriram Srinivasan
Mastering Regular Expressions, Second Edition by Jeffrey E. F. Friedl
Programming Perl (3rd Edition) by Larry Wall, et al