fantastic, i wonder how many people insist to use the
wrong tool 4 the wrong job. really fantastic.
I did it in perl because I already knew in my head how to do it.
I know shell would have been better, but I would have had to look stuff up. If they really wanted it, they could always do it themselves.

And it's not the wrong tool. It would work perfectly fine in perl without interfering with anything else. It's just not the proper tool.