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How do I execute a shell command against each file in a directory and it's subdirectories? (was: looking for a quickie)by Anonymous Monk
|on Mar 18, 2003 at 18:29 UTC||Need Help??|
Anonymous Monk has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I'm so out of touch with perl and I need an answer to this cause it's killing me :o! I've got to execute a shell command agianst each file in a directory and it's subdirectories ... for example
for each file available in "dir /s *.foo" i've got to execute "doit -switches $filename"
I know that perl can probably do this in a handful of lines but haven't used perl in about 3 years could someone please post a 'gimmie' ?
At one time I was like a 6th level monk here, now i can't even remember what my log in name was (buddha or something)
Edited 2003-03-19 by mirod: changed the title