could you please tell me how exactly do i do the coding for this? i need to first see which all files in the diectory has the file named currentlog*.log . and i need to delete all the files with that name pattern,but need to retain currentlog.log(which is the latest log file ) ..pleasee help me :(
Re^2: deleting a file in perl
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The script shown in my previous post, should work. Usage:perl delete_log.pl <directory_name> Where delete_log.pl is your Perl script, directory_name the directory you which to go through, checking which file to delete, after you have been shown the name of the file, if you want to delete the file you answer y, if not just press ENTER.
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yes that works .. but in my folder xyz , i have files with names currentlog.log,currentlog123.log,currentlog233.log,detail.txt,see.txt .... i need to delete only the files which has the name pattern of 'currentlog'. other files including currentlog.log need to be retained.how do i find the patern of filenames ?