$author = "Herbert Rosenau <nospam / dv-rosenau.de>" ;
> On Fri, 17 Jan 2003 00:17:14 UTC, dorli / hotmail.com (dambalaMaster) 
> wrote:
> 
>> does anyone know which is the most popular unix scripting language?
> 
> perl

nup, i reckon you'd have to hand it to:

shell (bash, ksh, zsh etc.etc.)