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Re^2: Use of special character "*" to retrieve the contents (updated)

by haukex (Monsignor)
on Jun 07, 2017 at 14:06 UTC ( #1192277=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Use of special character "*" to retrieve the contents
in thread Use of special character "*" to retrieve the contents

When I see the use of glob I often feel compelled to point out that it has its caveats, such as how it handles whitespace in its argument, and also that it does not list filenames beginning with a dot by default (which might be surprising to users when compared to readdir or File::Find). A thorough read of glob and File::Glob, which implements the former, is recommended.

Update: While File::Spec is often very good advice, I looked into this a bit, and note that the File::Glob doc discusses how on Win32, backslashes can interfere with escaping, and that forward slashes are recommended.

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