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Re: Problem with system ()

by MZSanford (Curate)
on Mar 18, 2003 at 14:20 UTC ( #243984=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Problem with system ()

You may want to use cwd in your program, then use system(). Beware of the fact that on most systems (and i suspect Win32 too) system() opens a new shell for each call. So, your first would chage directory and then close, and your second would delete files in the current directory.

As a side note, if you are deleteing files you may want to look at unlink, which will let you check the status of your deletes. (glob + unlink = gooood)

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