I'm trying to find or create a Perl script that at runtime will simply take a specified logfile or logfiles, and append todays date onto the end of it's name. If possible, I would also like the option of zipping the new file up. I can then run this as a Cron job every month, and keep a nice labelled archive of logs.
I've found quite a few on the net already, but they either require compiling and some form of installation of files into areas I can't access on my host, or they're just too complex and try to do too much - my requirements are very very simple, it's really just a renaming script.
Does anyone know of something that does just this already, or do you have any code that could be adapted easily? As a last resort, could someone give me a framework or pointers on how easy it would be for an absolute beginner in Perl - I've done some basic C and VB before.