Thanks, Air. I've been using Linux/Apache exclusively, and wanted to make sure.
I've started digging in to O'Reilly's Perl Llama book, and can remember from when I studied COBOL that it was important to be familiar with the environment, not just the language itself. It was IBM 370 OS/VS and when I dug into the OS commands, I found there were things that could be done using the JCL that were far simpler and quicker than doing them within the application itself.
I don't know if this will be so in this case. I'm just looking to do some very simple, basic things. My familiarity with Linux has basically been on a need-to-know basis, but an overview certainly can't hurt.
Probably the closest thing to JCL on *nix would be a shell script, but not really close 'cause with JCL you were always executing some program (yours or a prebuilt util) and then having standard ddnames that were required by the utility you were executing, whereas with a shell you pretty much write a series of commands with some conditional statements to direct flow. Anyway enough of a trip down memory lane :)
JCL, OS/370, COBOL? Just how old are you Marcia? (....I'm kidding, just kidding, oh come on, really I'm kidding :) )