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Re: Beginners guide to File::Find

by rinceWind (Monsignor)
on Dec 03, 2002 at 10:57 UTC ( #217174=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Beginners guide to File::Find

Excellent, spurperl, a good introduction to a very useful module. There's a couple of points I feel should be included though.

File::Find is cross-platform. It's one of the really handy ways for iterating directory trees on Windows - something Microsoft don't encourage you to do, with their 'hidden files' (File::Find X-rays through Windows hidden files mechanism nicely :-).

There's also a gotcha about the direction and number of the slashes. The value of $_ and $File::Find::name is not what you would expect in Windows.

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Re: Re: Beginners guide to File::Find
by spurperl (Priest) on Dec 03, 2002 at 11:14 UTC
    Thanks for the feedback rinceWind

    I will include a notice about the cross-platformness of Find.

    Also, the slashes thing - I assume it mostly applies to Windows ? If so, I've seen a nice explanation about these things in another tutorial - Paths in Perl, perhaps I can include a pointer to it

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