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Re^2: deleting a file in perl

by keralaqueen234 (Initiate)
on Apr 02, 2013 at 06:53 UTC ( #1026595=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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in thread deleting a file in perl

i tried with unlink glob. but it deleted my currentlog file also :( ..... i dont want to delete it .eventhough i gave currentlog*.log, it deleted currentlog.log too. Please help me out

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Re^3: deleting a file in perl
by hdb (Prior) on Apr 02, 2013 at 07:01 UTC

    currentlog.log fits the pattern currentlog*.log. The "_" makes the difference. If you need something more general than "currentlog_*.log" try this:

    my @logs = glob "currentlog*.log"; for (@logs) { next if $_ eq "currentlog.log"; unlink $_; }

    I hope you have copies of your logfiles before do any testing...

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