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perl scripts during system boot?


I am currently hacking ipmasq to be a more versatile and flexible tool
for firewall configuration. Over the time, doing this in bash has
become something of a pain.

Since perl resides in /usr/bin which might not be present during
system bootup (with /usr not yet mounted), I suspect that using perl
would be out of the question and copying the perl interpreter to /bin
won't make me any new friends here.

Do I have any other options besides continuing to write shell scripts
or using full-blown compiled C code?


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