Is shell scripting in perl in range of this site?
or is perl hacking for SO?
How do you shell script in Perl? Perl is not a shell.
In any sense I think it depends on the nature of your Perl. Perl is required by one of the Unix or Linux standards. It is Unix, in a sense, where, for example, Ruby is not, because of this requirement.
I'm going to use this answer to illustrate what kind of Perl I think is acceptable here. Essentially these are 1 liners. I'd definitely avoid anything over 10 lines.
However, I think it'd be best if you didn't ask Perl Questions here, SO is much more suited for these questions that here. I don't think we'd allow shell scripting if it wasn't so integral to Unix. On the flip side, if you ask a generic question that you know is likely to result in a Perl answer, like I did (and yes I already knew about the Perl solution), I'm ok with that. If you ask How do I take X Perl and convert it to Shell, or vice versa, I'm ok with that. I may also be ok with "what does X Perl do" if it seems fairly admin-ish. If it seems too programming-ish it probably doesn't belong here.
Am I making any sense?