Updated: 06/22/2018 by Computer Hope

The process of incorporating many tasks into one is referred to as automation. For example, a user may develop a Perl script to parse through a text log file of a website's traffic and generate an HTML report of that website's traffic. In this example, this would take a person several hours or days to complete, but could be automated and completed in a few seconds or minutes and could be scheduled to be done daily.

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